List of countries by recoverable shale gas

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A map of 48 shale basins in 38 countries, based on US Energy Information Administration data, 2011.

This is a list of countries by recoverable shale gas based on data collected by the Energy Information Administration agency of the United States Department of Energy.[1] Numbers for the estimated amount of recoverable shale gas resources are provided alongside numbers for proven natural gas reserves.

Nations[edit]

Country Estimated recoverable resources
(trillion cubic feet)
Date of
Information[1]
- World total 7,299 2013
1  China 1,115 2013
2  Argentina 802 2013
3  Algeria 707 2013
4  United States 665 2013
5  Canada 573 2013
6  Mexico 545 2013
7  Australia 437 2013
8  South Africa 390 2013
9  Russia 285 2013
10  Brazil 245 2013
- Rest of the World 1,535 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States". Analysis and projections. United States Energy Information Administration. 13 June 2013.