Fact #337: September 13, 2004
World Natural Gas Reserves, Production, and Consumption, 2002
The United States was responsible for 22% of the world's production of natural gas, held 3% of the world's natural gas reserves, and consumed 26% of world's natural gas consumption. Members of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) produced 17% of the world's natural gas in 2002.
|Natural Gasl Reserves (trillion cubic feet)||Reserve Share||Natural Gas Production (trillion cubic feet)||Production Share||Natural Gas Consumption (trillion cubic feet)||Consumption Share|
|Rest of World||2,788.0||51%||54.5||62%||55.0||62%|
Source: Energy Information Administration, International Energy Annual 2002, June 2004, Tables 4.2 and 8.1.