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U.S. surpassed Russia as world's leading producer of dry natural gas in 2009 and 2010

TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The U.S. surpassed Russia as world's leading producer of dry natural gas in 2009 and 2010

EIA estimates of annual dry natural gas production indicate that the United States surpassed Russia as the world's leading producer of dry natural gas beginning in 2009 when Russian production dropped in conjunction with the economic downturn and reduced demand (see chart below). Both countries produced more than 20 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas in 2010. Definitive comparisons of natural gas production trends in the two countries are imprecise due to differences in terminology and reporting methodologies.

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