natural-gas

The 10 largest US natural gas companies

Natural gas is a type of flammable gas that is mainly composed of methane and other hydrocarbons. Natural gas is formed from the fossil remains of ancient animals and plants buried deep inside the earth and is often used for heating buildings, cooking food, drying clothes and producing electricity. The Natural Gas Supply Association, or NGSA, is the US organization. which represents the suppliers and producers of natural gas. In its 2010 report, NGSA lists the top 10 producers of natural gas in the US.

ExxonMobil

In its 2010 report, NGSA says that ExxonMobil produced 2,596 MMcf (1,000,000 cubic feet) (28,317 cubic meters) of natural gas, claiming the title as the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. by 2010. On its official website, ExxonMobil is described as the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in the world. This maintains operations in various parts of the world and is considered the leader in the oil and gas industry.

Chesapeake Energy

Based in Oklahoma City, USA. Chesapeake Energy is the second-largest producer of natural gas and the most active driller of new natural gas wells in the continental United States. NGSA reports that Chesapeake Energy produced 2,534 million cubic feet (71,755,278 cubic meters) of natural gas in 2010. The company focuses its operations on the search and development of unconventional natural gas and oil deposits on land in the US. UU.

Anadarko Petroleum

Third, on the NGSA list of the leading natural gas producers in the US, Anadarko Petroleum produced 2,272 million cubic feet (64,336,224 cubic meters) of natural gas in 2010. Anadarko Petroleum says on its website that It is among the largest independent oil and natural gas and production companies in the world, with 2.4 million barrels of oil equivalent to proven reserves at the end of 2010.

British Petroleum

British Petroleum produced 2,184 million cubic feet (61,844,328 cubic meters) of natural gas in 2010. According to BP, it is one of the most important international oil and gas companies in the world, employing more than 80,000 in its operations in more than 80 countries

Devon Energy

Devon Energy produced 1,960 million cubic feet (55,501,320 cubic meters) of natural gas during 2010, becoming the fifth largest producer of natural gas in the US. for that year. On its website, Devon Energy describes itself as an independent leader in natural gas and oil exploration and production. It also notes that its operations are focused on land in the United States and Canada. Devon Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in Oklahoma.

Encana

Ranked sixth in the NGSA list, Encana refined 1,861 million cubic feet (52,697,937 cubic meters) of natural gas at the end of 2010. Encana is based in Alberta, Canada.

ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is listed as the seventh-largest producer of natural gas in the US by the 2010 NGSA, with 1,777 million cubic feet (50,319,309 cubic meters) of natural gas produced. ConocoPhillips operates in more than 30 countries worldwide. It began in 1875, when its founder Isaac E. Blake previously made kerosene available in Ogden, Utah.

Chevron

With 1,314 million cubic feet (37,208,538 cubic meters) of natural gas produced by the end of 2010, Chevron ranks eighth by NGSA. Chevron began operations in 1879 when oil was discovered in Pico Canyon, north of Los Angeles. The company was originally called Pacific Coast Oil Co., later became Standard Oil Co. of California and subsequently Chevron.

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies that employ around 102,000 workers in more than 100 countries and territories. In the US, the company produced 1,153 million cubic feet (32,649,501 cubic meters) of natural gas during 2010, making it ninth on the list. Shell operates in 50 US states.

EOG Resources Inc.

With a final production figure of 1,133 million cubic feet (32,083,161 cubic meters) of natural gas in 2010, EOG Resources Inc. ranks 10th in the list of NGSA natural gas producers. It is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States. It has reservations in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China.