This map layer shows the amount of gas extracted (2016) in billions of cubic metres, classified into five categories.
Trade in gas has become increasingly important in the past few years. Continuing CO2 pollution has led to a changed use of energy sources. Gas, in particular, has the reputation of being a good alternative for oil as its CO2 pollution is considerably lower. The different distribution of the global gas reserves leads to trade in this resource. The German media, in particular, continue to put Germany's dependence on Russian gas on the agenda and point out the described situation. The distribution of the resource gas can be seen on the map. In 2016, the global total of extracted gas amounted to 3,672,604 Mio. cubic metres.