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Natural gas meets an increasing share of world demand

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Natural gas meets an increasing share of world demand

  • Global natural gas demand grows by about 40 percent from 2016 to 2040
  • The share of natural gas in the world’s energy supply mix increases from 23 percent in 2016 to 26 percent in 2040
  • Natural gas-rich regions like the Middle East and Russia/Caspian rely on natural gas to meet about half of their energy needs
  • Abundant unconventional resources prompt North America’s steady shift toward natural gas
  • Natural gas plays an important role in fueling economic growth in Asia, Africa and Latin America
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