List of Highest Natural Gas Consuming Countries

Natural gas, also called methane gas or natural methane gas, is a colorless, highly flammable gaseous hydrocarbon consisting mainly of methane and ethane.

It is a type of petroleum that generally occurs associated with crude oil. It is mainly used as fuel for generating electricity and heat.

Natural gas is a compressed form used as fuel for vehicles known as CNG. In addition, it is used as fuel for boilers and air conditioners worldwide.

The world’s largest consumer of natural gas is the United States, which consumed some 832 billion cubic meters in 2020.

The U.S. is also one of the largest natural gas producers globally, reaching 863 billion cubic meters in 2018.

Here is the list of major countries by natural gas consumption million cubic feet per year.

Highest Natural Gas Consuming Countries

Country

Natural Gas Consumption

(million cubic feet/Year)

USA 

846,600

European Union

469,600

Russia

444,300

China

307,300

Iran

223,600

ASEAN

165,900

Canada

120,300

Saudi Arabia

113,600

 Japan

108,100

Mexico

90,700

Germany

88,700

United Kingdom

78,800

United Arab Emirates

72,200

Italy

72,100

Egypt

58,900

India

54,200

Turkey

51,700

Thailand

50,100

South Korea

49,400

Argentina

48,500

Qatar

47,400

France

44,700

Malaysia

42,800

Australia

41,900

Uzbekistan

41,600

Pakistan

40,700

Indonesia

39,200

Algeria

38,900

Brazil

38,300

Venezuela

37,600

Netherlands

36,100

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