United States Natural Gas

Summary Table

  Million Cubic Ft
(MMcf)
Global Rank
368,704,000 4th in the world
32,914,647 1st in the world
27,243,858 1st in the world
Yearly Surplus
+ 5,670,789  
Gas Imports
2,718,094  
Gas Exports
1,783,512  
934,582  
(Data shown is for 2015, the latest year with complete data in all categoreies)

Gas Reserves in the United States

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The United States holds 322 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proven gas reserves as of 2017, ranking 4th in the world and accounting for about 5% of the world's total natural gas reserves of 6,923 Tcf.

The United States has proven reserves equivalent to 11.9 times its annual consumption. This means it has about 12 years of gas left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).

United States Gas Reserves
322,234,000 MMcf
Global Rank: 4th | Share of World's Gas: 4.65 %
12 years of natural gas left
(at current consumption levels)

History of Gas Reserves in the United States

Gas Consumption in the United States

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  • The United States consumes 27,110,271 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per year as of the year 2017.
  • The United States ranks 1st in the world for natural gas consumption, accounting for about 20.5% of the world's total consumption of 132,290,211 MMcf.
  • The United States consumes 83,394 cubic feet of natural gas per capita every year (based on the 2017 population of 325,084,756 people), or 228 cubic feet per capita per day.

Gas Production in the United States

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  • The United States produces 32,914,647 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per year (as of 2015) ranking 1st in the world.

Gas Imports

  • The United States imports 3% of its natural gas consumption (934,582 MMcf in 2015).

History of Gas Consumption and Production

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