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International Energy Outlook 2013

Release Date: July 25, 2013   |  Next Release Date: July 2014   |  correction |  Report Number: DOE/EIA-0484(2013)

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Table 9. World proved natural gas reserves by country as of January 1, 2013
trillion cubic feet
Project Reserves (trillion cubic feet) Percent of world total
World 6,793 100.0
Top 20 countries 6,200 91.3
Russia 1,688 24.9
Iran 1,187 17.5
Qatar 890 13.1
Saudi Arabia 288 4.2
United States 273 4.0
Turkmenistan 265 3.9
United Arab Emirates 215 3.2
Venezuela 195 2.9
Nigeria 182 2.7
Algeria 159 2.3
China 124 1.8
Iraq 112 1.6
Indonesia 108 1.6
Kazakhstan 85 1.3
Malaysia 83 1.2
Egypt 77 1.1
Norway 73 1.1
Canada 68 1.0
Uzbekistan 65 1.0
Kuwait 63 0.9
Rest of world 593 8.7

Source: "Worldwide look at reserves and production," Oil & Gas Journal, Vol. 110.12 (December 3, 2012), pp. 28-31, http://www.ogj.com (subscription site).