U.S., Still the Natural Gas King

The United States is still the world's natural gas powerhouse, according to a recent report from BP.

Data from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy shows that in 2017, the U.S. produced an average of 71.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas, a 1 percent increase from its 2016 production. According to the report, this represents about 20 percent of the world's total natural gas production.

In comparison, the natural gas production for the entire Middle East was 63.8 Bcf/d. For Russia, the second highest producer of natural gas among countries, it was 61.5 Bcf/d.

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