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Biggest gas fields in the world

Last updated on: May 8, 2012 08:37 IST

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Natural gas is found in deep underground natural rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs. Natural gas is often informally referred to simply as gas, especially when compared to other energy sources such as oil or coal.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest gas fields in the world.

Source: A Heuristic Viewpoint

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North Field-South Pars

Country: Qatar-Iran

Year of discovery: 1976

Estimated size: 1,400 trillion cubic feet

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Urengoy

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1966

Estimated size: 222 trillion cubic feet

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Yamburg

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1969

Estimated size: 138 trillion cubic feet

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Hassi RMel

Country: Algeria

Year of discovery: 1956

Estimated size: 123 trillion cubic feet

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Shtokman

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1989

Estimated size: 110 trillion cubic feet

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Zapolyarnoye

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1965

Estimated size: 95 trillion cubic feet

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Hugoton

Country: The United States

Year of discovery: 1926

Estimated size: 81 trillion cubic feet

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Groningen

Country: The Netherlands

Year of discovery: 1959

Estimated size: 73 trillion cubic feet

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Bonavenko

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1971

Estimated size: 70 trillion cubic feet

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Medvezhye

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1967

Estimated size: 68 trillion cubic feet

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North Pars

Country: Iran

Year of discovery: 1973

Estimated size: 48 trillion cubic feet

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Dauletabad-Donmez

Country: Turkmenistan

Year of discovery: 1974

Estimated size: 47 trillion cubic feet

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Karachaganak

Country: Kazakhstan

Year of discovery: 1979

Estimated size: 46 trillion cubic feet

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Orenburg

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1966

Estimated size: 45 trillion cubic feet

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Kharsavey

Country: Russia

Year of discovery: 1974

Estimated size: 42 trillion cubic feet


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