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Natural Gas Exports by Country 2024

Natural gas may be exported by pipeline or refined and cooled to make liquefied natural gas and then sent by ship, truck, or rail. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2021 and the subsequent disruption of Russian natural gas exports in 2022 with the closure of a major pipeline to Europe changed the global trade in natural gas.

In 2022, the United States surpassed Russia to become the world's leading natural gas exporter. Russia still exported more by pipeline than the USA, but America exceeded the LNG exports of Russia by a significant amount. There is a trend to increase LNG exports worldwide.

  • Volumes are displayed in millions of cubic feet. For example, France's listed value of 571,399 corresponds to 571,399,000,000 (more than 571 trillion) cubic feet of natural gas.
  • Data for most countries indicate exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) via ship. Data for Canada and Mexico also include exports via pipeline and truck, and Canada data also includes Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

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Country
2022 Exports (MMcf)
2021 Exports (MMcf)
2020 Exports (MMcf)
2019 Exports (MMcf)
2018 Exports (MMcf)
2017 Exports (MMcf)
Mexico2,084,0112,170,9072,026,0392,009,8051,871,3521,671,145
Canada959,708937,463903,916972,807836,224916,556
France571,399170,78090,237117,79118,291
United Kingdom464,462195,046160,199118,35751,2973,410
Spain426,657215,062199,966166,68410,31029,329
Netherlands378,329174,33985,57381,36112,1883,042
South Korea292,732453,483316,227270,025252,223130,185
Japan209,220354,948287,672200,864125,53453,218
Turkey192,067188,849123,95730,61123,20524,855
Poland127,40456,32036,90038,0423,2313,440
India122,518196,218124,40291,48157,63420,919
Italy116,03434,21068,45368,65517,3906,493
Taiwan106,73899,35064,36327,39716,7319,004
China96,659453,304214,4016,85190,473103,410
Belgium80,2455,58431,94623,897
Croatia77,28636,1333,275
Lithuania77,21230,91928,8793,4556,844
Brazil71,998307,714111,82654,29835,64517,648
Portugal69,58365,86536,92253,34212,51219,523
Greece69,03139,70848,40314,6433,722
Argentina66,93983,44915,06839,29327,56016,276
Kuwait57,01834,47617,29310,3089,98120,213
Dominican Republic50,82453,09526,05010,3345,8358,691
Chile30,131121,88180,61590,35741,18625,746
Thailand25,98814,54832,6226,6353,113
Singapore22,98020,91828,34131,4403,679
Panama13,7598,43612,76410,2216,786
Bangladesh12,66337,73410,6603,419
Germany7,113
Indonesia6,5793,269
Colombia5,7032,2474,6266,5185,101
Malta5,2735,4272,6484132,927867
Pakistan3,07445,81836,93426,93512,9563,166
Jamaica1,51625,27617,05213,8921,303
Bahamas4894862571561372
Finland329
Haiti11513711842
Barbados93297241211174200
Antigua and Barbuda228
Egypt6,5546,781
Malaysia3,698
Jordan6,87232,33238,79436,321
United Arab Emirates10,11020,5613,63813,408
Israel8,90615,8343,270
Nicaragua1
Total6,903,9016,652,6115,281,6614,657,1313,607,8433,153,805
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Which country exports the most natural gas?

Russia exports the most natural gas, with an estimated 238 billion cubic meters annually.

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