U.S. natural gas producers based on production volume 2018

In the United States, the Pittsburgh-based company EQT was the largest producer of natural gas at 3.8 billion cubic feet daily on average in 2018. Headquarted in Houston, Texas, ExxonMobil was the second-largest producer in the United States, followed by Chesapeake Energy of Oklamoma City. While ExxonMobil is not the largest producer of natural gas in the United States, it is one of the largest global oil and gas companies with the highest market capitalization in the world.

Natural gas worldwide

Following a trend of increased natural gas production worldwide, natural gas production in the United States has strongly increased since the early 2000s. As demand for primary energy grows, global production of natural gas has risen more steadily overall in comparison to the United States alone. Total global natural gas production has increased to record levels in 2018, while similar trends were also seen in U.S. consumption and exports.

Leading natural gas producers in the United States in 2018, based on average production volume

Company nameProduction in million cubic feet per day
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March 2019


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