May 10, 2022

Russian Natural Gas production in 2021: 73.6 Bcf/d

Russia is the second-largest producer of natural gas behind US.

Russia has the world’s largest natural gas reserves.

Russia is the world’s largest gas exporter: 20.3 Bcf/d via pipeline. In 2021 Russia exported 4 bcf/d of LNG.

State owned Gazprom produced 68% of gas in 2021; other producers include Rosneft and Novatek.

Russian gas pipelines transport gas to Europe through Belarus and Ukraine, as well as directly through underwater pipelines Nord Stream, Blue Stream, and TurkStream.

Russia completed Nord Stream II pipeline in 2021, but the German government has not approved its certification and the pipeline remains non-operational.

Russian exports natural gas to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline with a capacity 3.7 Bcf/d.

Russia exported 18 Bcf/d of natural gas to Europe (OECD) in 2021, mostly by pipeline. Germany is by far the largest European importer of Russian Gas (4.66 Bcf/d).