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The 7 Biggest Natural Gas Producers in America

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The current shale revolution promises complete energy independence for the United States, which is the biggest energy-consuming nation in the world at this moment and has been for decades. This has brought the leading players in the natural gas industry in the US into global spotlight.

Let’s take a look at them.

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil is the largest producer in the American market. As one of the biggest companies in the world, they produce almost 50% more natural gas than their closest competitor.

Number of Employees: 69,600 (2017)

Revenue‎: ‎$237.2 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 21.2 billion barrels of oil, 85 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 2.94 billion cubic feet (2017)


BP is a British multinational gas and oil giant headquartered in London, England. It is the fourth biggest company in the world and the second biggest energy producer with over 40% of its holdings in America. Approximately 40% of BP’s reserves are in natural gas.

Number of Employees: 74,000 (2017)

Revenue: $240 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 45,060 billion cubic feet of gas (2017)

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 7,744 million cubic per feet of natural gas (2017)


A US multinational energy corporation, ConocoPhillips is headquartered in the Energy Corridor district of Houston, Texas. It is the world’s 5th largest private sector energy company and operates across six continents.

Number of Employees: 11,400 (2017)

Revenue: $32.584 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 6.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (2017)

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 1,569 thousands of barrels of oil equivalent (2017)

Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko started operations in 1959 after an enormous amount of natural gas reserves were discovered in the Anadarko region of Oklahoma. The company is headquartered in Texas and is one of the biggest independent gas and oil producers in America right now.

Number of Employees: 4,400 (2017)

Revenue: $10.969 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 749 million barrels of oil and 8.1 trillion cubic feet of LNG (2017)

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 2.4 billion cubic feet (2017)

Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy is an independent company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It owns over 45,000 wells in America out of which approximately 85% produce natural gas. Chesapeake is heavily invested into shale gas and it has also started to support liquefied natural gas as an automotive fuel.

Number of Employees‎: ‎2,350 (2017)

Revenue: $9.5 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 1.448 billion barrels of oil (2017)

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 2.41 billion cubic feet (2017)

Devon Energy

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this company is one of the biggest producers of processed LNG in the US. Devon gets its major share of gas reserves from the Barnett Shale fields that are located in Texas.

Number of Employees: 4,900 (2017)

Revenue: $8.878 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 1.9 barrels of oil equivalent, 59% liquid (2017)

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 548,000 barrels (2017)


Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Encana Corporation is one of the world’s largest independent gas companies. Its operations are mostly focused in the western US as well as Canada. Encana is heavily engaged in producing natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids.

Number of Employees: 2,065 (2017)

Revenue: $5.5 billion (2017)

Worldwide Reserves: 13.8 trillion cubic feet of gas

Average Daily Natural Gas Production: 1,075 million cubic feet (2017)


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