World gas production increases – OPEC
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
The world marketable gas production has increased by 1.9 percent and neared 3.644 trillion cubic meters in 2015, as compared to 2014, according to OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2015.
The US became the largest marketable gas producer in 2015. The country’s marketable gas production increased by 5.3 percent in a year and stood at 768.83 billion cubic meters. Russia ranked second, as it produced 637.39 billion cubic meters of marketable gas in 2015, or 0.9 percent less than in 2014.
Iran ranked third in terms of the volume of marketable gas production, as the country increased the production by 6.5 percent and brought it to 226.67 billion cubic meters in 2015.
Iran was followed by Qatar which produced 178.47 billion cubic meters of marketable gas in 2015, or 2.5 percent more than in 2014.
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