Fact #276: July 14, 2003
Natural Gas Reserves, Production,
and Consumption, 2000
The United States holds only 3% of the natural gas reserves, but is responsible for 22% of world natural gas production. Members of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which have 46% of natural gas reserves, produce only 15% of the world's natural gas.
|(trillion cubic feet)|
|Rest of World||2,788.5||55.5||56.0|
Source: Energy Information Administration, International Energy Annual 2001, March 2003, Tables 4.2 and 8.1