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Dry natural gas production

(billion cubic feet)

The United States of America is the top country by dry natural gas production in the world. As of 2017, dry natural gas production in the United States of America was 27,291.22 billion cubic feet that accounts for 20.87% of the world's dry natural gas production. The top 5 countries (others are Russian Federation, Iran, Qatar, and Canada) account for 53.44% of it. The world's total dry natural gas production was estimated at 130,751 billion cubic feet in 2017.

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What is dry natural gas production?

The process of producing consumer-grade natural gas. Natural gas withdrawn from reservoirs is reduced by volumes used at the production (lease) site and by processing losses. Volumes used at the production site include (1) the volume returned to reservoirs in cycling, repressuring of oil reservoirs, and conservation operations; and (2) gas vented and flared. Processing losses include (1) nonhydrocarbon gases (e.g., water vapor, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen sulfide, and nitrogen) removed from the gas stream; and (2) gas converted to liquid form, such as lease condensate and plant liquids. Volumes of dry gas withdrawn from gas storage reservoirs are not considered part of production. Dry natural gas production equals marketed production less extraction loss.

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