Japan Natural Gas

Summary Table

  Million Cubic Ft
Global Rank
738,000 73rd in the world
99,836 59th in the world
4,364,157 5th in the world
Yearly Deficit
Gas Imports
Gas Exports
(Data shown is for 2015, the latest year with complete data in all categoreies)

Gas Reserves in Japan

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Japan holds only 0.74 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proven gas reserves as of 2017, ranking 73rd in the world and accounting for about 0.011% of the world's total natural gas reserves of 6,923 Tcf.

Total gas reserves in Japan are less than even a single year of gas consumption (4,492,985 MMcf as of 2017), making Japan highly dependent on natural gas imports in order to substain its consumption levels.

Japan Gas Reserves
738,000 MMcf
Global Rank: 73rd | Share of World's Gas: 0.011 %
0 years of natural gas left
(at current consumption levels)

History of Gas Reserves in Japan

Gas Consumption in Japan

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  • Japan consumes 4,492,985 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per year as of the year 2017.
  • Japan ranks 5th in the world for natural gas consumption, accounting for about 3.4% of the world's total consumption of 132,290,211 MMcf.
  • Japan consumes 35,472 cubic feet of natural gas per capita every year (based on the 2017 population of 126,662,472 people), or 97 cubic feet per capita per day.
  • Japan consumes in a year 6.1 times more than its total reserves. It substains this consumption by importing 4,119,091 MMcf of natural gas per year (in 2017).

Gas Production in Japan

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  • Japan produces 99,835.51 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per year (as of 2015) ranking 59th in the world.

Gas Imports

  • Japan imports 95% of its natural gas consumption (4,160,849 MMcf in 2015).

History of Gas Consumption and Production

See also