The devastating earthquake and tsunami in March striking Japan has put the energy crisis into the review. The nuclear power leak in Japan has threatened many countries in the world which mainly sit on and develop this kind of energy power and forced to close down nuclear power plants in some European countries including Germany. In the crisis, people are now looking for some alternative forms of energy. Japan has been the biggest buyer of liquid natural gas in the world which will reach up to 5.1 trillion cubic meters in 2035. The most natural gas is founded in Russia, Iran and Qatar and the non-OECD countries increasingly raise the demand for natural gas between 2010 and 2035.
Russia has 47.57 trillion cubic meters of natural gas reserves which accounts for 25.02% of all proven gas - the largest gas reserves in the world
Iran has 29.6 trillion cubic meters of proven reserves which make up 15.57% of all natural gas in the world
Qatar owns 13.39% of world’s natural gas reserves which is approximately 25.47 trillion cubic meters
Turkmenistan, one of the Turkic states in Central Asia, has 7.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas in its proven reserves which accounts for 3.95% of the world
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 7.46 trillion cubic meters of natural gas. The figure makes up 3.92% of all proven natural gas reserves
United States of America
The United States has 6.9 trillion of proven gas reserves which places the country in the fifth spot
UEA is always on the list of world’s gas-rich countries thanks to 6.07 trillion cubic meters
Nigeria sits in the eighth place due to 5.25 trillion cubic meters (2.76%) in natural gas reserves
The country has 4.98 trillion cubic meters of natural gas which is approximately 2.62% of world’s proven natural gas reserves
Algeria has 2.37% of proven natural gas reserves in the world which is about 4.5 trillion cubic meters
Russia: Country With Most Natural Gas
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