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The World Map Depicts the Percentage of Electricity That is Generated From Natural Gas in Each Nation

 

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Natural gas is an important source of electricity and is much more environment-friendly when compared to coal. Due to low carbon content in methane, natural gas emits much less CO2. Moreover, the last few years have witnessed improvements being made to turbines, thereby leading to efficiency in gas-fired power stations. Though, a number of countries are still relying on coal, hydropower, nuclear power etc to generate electricity, many nations have come to depend increasingly on natural gas to generate electricity.

According to a data by the World Bank, Bahrain, Qatar, and Turkmenistan are the only three nations in the world where 100 percent of the total energy is being produced by natural gas. Trinidad and Tobago, Brunei, UAE, Belarus, Oman, Singapore, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova, are the nations where more than 90 percent of the electricity is being produced by natural gas. Few countries where between 60 and 90 percent of electricity is produced by natural gas are Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Bolivia, Luxembourg, Uzbekistan etc.

In countries such as Belgium, the United States, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Germany, Portugal, the Philippines, Venezuela, and many others, the percentage of electricity produced from natural gas was not very significant. In these countries, between just 10 and 30 percent of electricity was produced from natural gas.

However, in many nations around the world coal and other forms of energy continued to be major sources of electricity generation rather than natural gas. In countries such as India, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Canada etc, less than 10 percent of the energy was generated by natural gas.

Meanwhile, some nations around the world are not relying on natural gas to generate electricity. Angola, Cambodia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Iceland, Lebanon, Mongolia, Kenya, and some other nations don’t generate electricity from natural gas.

For a better understanding of how much electricity is generated from natural gas in each nation, refer to the table below.

Country % of Total
Bahrain 100
Qatar 100
Turkmenistan 100
Trinidad and Tobago 99.8
Brunei Darussalam 99
United Arab Emirates 98.4
Belarus 98
Oman 97.4
Singapore 95.3
Tunisia 94.2
Azerbaijan 93.9
Moldova 93.5
Nigeria 82.4
Bangladesh 82
Egypt, Arab Rep. 78.7
Luxembourg 76.2
Uzbekistan 74.2
Iran, Islamic Rep. 71.3
Bolivia 70
Cote d’Ivoire 69.9
Thailand 68.3
Syrian Arab Republic 64.4
Mexico 57
Libya 53.7
Saudi Arabia 51.2
Russian Federation 50.2
Malaysia 50.1
Netherlands 49.8
Ireland 49.6
Israel 48.4
Turkey 47.9
Argentina 47.7
Lithuania 47.2
Peru 45.9
Latvia 45.5
Congo, Rep. 45.3
Armenia 42.4
Tanzania 42.2
Japan 40.6
Gabon 38.9
Yemen, Rep. 38.6
Myanmar 35.2
Italy 33.7
Kuwait 33.7
Vietnam 33.5
United Kingdom 30
Belgium 27
United States 26.9
Pakistan 25.1
Indonesia 24.6
Philippines 24.2
Korea, Rep. 23.9
Hong Kong SAR, China 23
Australia 21.9
Iraq 21.9
Dominican Republic 21.5
Georgia 19.6
Morocco 19.5
Kazakhstan 19.2
Ghana 18.2
Venezuela, RB 17.7
Spain 17.2
Chile 16.9
New Zealand 16.3
Colombia 15.3
Cuba 14.4
Hungary 14.4
Brazil 13.7
Greece 13.5
Ecuador 13.3
Portugal 13.2
Cameroon 12.9
Romania 12.4
Germany 10
Canada 9.4
Austria 8.8
Mozambique 8.8
Finland 8.1
Croatia 7.5
Jordan 7.1
Ukraine 7
Denmark 6.5
Slovak Republic 6
India 4.9
Bulgaria 4.6
Senegal 4.2
Macedonia, FYR 3.6
Poland 3.4
Tajikistan 2.9
France 2.3
Slovenia 2.2
China 2
Czech Republic 1.9
Norway 1.8
Kyrgyz Republic 0.8
Serbia 0.7
Switzerland 0.7
Estonia 0.6
Sweden 0.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.2
Congo, Dem. Rep. 0.1
Angola 0
Benin 0
Botswana 0
Cambodia 0
Costa Rica 0
Curacao 0
Cyprus 0
El Salvador 0
Eritrea 0
Ethiopia 0
Guatemala 0
Haiti 0
Honduras 0
Iceland 0
Jamaica 0
Kenya 0
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. 0
Kosovo 0
Lebanon 0
Malta 0
Mauritius 0
Mongolia 0
Montenegro 0
Namibia 0
Nepal 0
Nicaragua 0
Niger 0
Panama 0
Paraguay 0
South Africa 0
South Sudan 0
Sri Lanka 0
Sudan 0
Suriname 0
Togo 0
Uruguay 0
Zambia 0

(Data sourced from World Bank)

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