Natural gas is increasingly becoming an important fuel in meeting the global energy needs. Let’s take a quick look at the largest natural gas fields in the world. Words: 300
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David goes on to say, in part:
Eastern Europe and Eurasia have the largest known natural gas resources, which are concentrated in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The Middle East also holds large volumes of natural gas due to the presence of oil. [In fact,] more than half of the world’s proven reserves are concentrated in Russia, Iran and Qatar in large conventional fields.
The following chart shows the World’s Ten Largest Known Natural Gas fields:
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Based on assumptions of recovery and extent of deposits, Marcellus and Haynesville, two of the largest identified fields in the United States, rank respectively as the the third and fifth-largest fields gas fields in the world.
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The world’s other largest fields are located in:
1. Qatar (North Field),
2. Iran (South Pars),
3. U.S. (Marcellus),
4. Russia (Urengoy),
5. U.S. (Haynesville),
6. Russia (Yamburg),
7. Turkmenistan (South Yolotan),
8. China (Ordos basin),
9. Russia (Bovanenkovskoye), and
10. Saudi Arabia (Ghawar, which is also the world’s largest oil field).
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