Natural gas

Natural gas supplies 22% of the energy used worldwide, and makes up nearly a quarter of electricity generation, as well as playing a crucial role as a feedstock for industry. Natural gas is a versatile fuel and its growth is linked in part to its environmental benefits relative to other fossil fuels, particularly for air quality as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

	Rest of the world	Russia Federation	Middle East	European Union	United States	South East Asia	India	China
2000	657	391	174	481	661	87	28	25
2001	672	396	186	493	630	95	28	28
2002	711	396	201	494	651	103	30	29
2003	753	417	214	513	631	112	31	35
2004	785	422	234	525	634	116	34	41
2005	814	425	254	536	623	124	38	47
2006	847	436	276	531	614	131	40	57
2007	889	445	300	525	654	131	42	70
2008	903	446	328	538	659	142	43	81
2009	862	426	338	502	647	139	58	89
2010	928	466	369	544	683	150	64	106
2011	989	476	390	492	693	145	65	131
2012	1013	471	408	477	728	153	57	147
2013	1022	466	417	469	739	169	52	167
2014	1039	454	442	420	750	172	51	185
2015	1033	445	463	433	767	167	50	190
2016	1032	456	471	462	778	171	55	205
2017	1043	452	483	466	779	172	59	225
2018	1058	452	495	464	790	174	62	245
2019	1072	452	506	463	798	177	66	269
2020	1089	452	517	461	805	180	70	292
2021	1103	452	530	459	811	183	74	315
2022	1116	452	542	458	816	185	79	339
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Source: Market Report Series: Gas 2017

The natural gas market is becoming more globalized, driven by the availability of shale gas and the rising supplies of liquefied natural gas. As gas trade increases, so do the concerns about natural gas security, as a demand or supply shock in one region may now have repercussions in others.

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