SPECIAL REPORT: Mideast leads global growth; shift from US, Canada holds

Worldwide natural gas production in 2006 increased by less than 2%, with production in major gas processing countries US and Canada advancing by 0.3% and 0.9%, respectively (OGJ, Mar. 12, 2007, p. 62).It is little wonder, then, that gas processing capacity in the US was essentially flat and in Canada fell nearly 6% from 2005 (Table 1). Click here to enlarge imageFor the entire world, new data for Middle East processing, primarily in Iran, corrected and raised earlier Oil & Gas Journal worldwide totals. Gas production for the region, however, showed a drop of nearly 150 bcf, reflecting flat processing capacities for the region’s gas plants.Worldwide, natural gas processing capac...

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