Data Available in the JODI-Gas World Database


  1. Production
    Dry marketable production within national boundaries, including offshore production, measured after purification and extraction of NGL and sulphur. Production does not include quantities re-injected, extraction losses or quantities vented or flared. It should include quantities used within the natural gas industry, in gas extraction, pipeline systems and processing plants.
  2. From other sources
    Gas from energy products that have been already accounted for in the production of other energy products. Examples include petroleum gases or biogases that have been blended with natural gas.
  3. Imports/Exports
    Amounts are considered imported or exported when they have crossed the physical boundaries of the country, whether customs clearance has taken place or not. Goods in transit and goods temporarily admitted/withdrawn are excluded but re-imports, that is domestic goods exported but subsequently readmitted, are included (same for re-exports). Deliveries for international bunkers should be excluded.
  4. Pipeline Imports/Exports
    The import/export of gaseous natural gas through pipelines, to be reported in TJ and million cubic metres.
  5. LNG Imports/Exports
    The import/export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through ocean tankers, to be reported in TJ, million cubic metres or metric tons (always on a re-gasified equivalent basis).
  6. Stock Change
    Stock Change should reflect the difference between the closing stock level and the opening stock level of recoverable gas, already extracted. A stock build is shown as a positive number, and a stock draw as a negative number.
  7. Gross Inland Deliveries (Calculated)
    This is defined as: Production + Receipts from Other Sources + Imports - Exports - Stock Change.
  8. Statistical Difference (Calculated)
    This is the difference between the Calculated and Observed Gross Inland Deliveries. Reasons for any major differences should be stated on the remarks sheet.
  9. Gross Inland Deliveries (Observed)
    This category represents deliveries of marketable gas to the inland market, including gas used by the gas industry for heating and operation of their equipment (i.e. consumption in gas extraction, in the pipeline system and in processing plants); losses in distribution should also be included. Deliveries to international marine and aviation bunkers should be included.
  10. Of which: Electricity and Heat Generation
    This covers the deliveries of natural gas for the generation of electricity and heat in power plants. Both main-activity and auto producer plants are included.
  11. Closing Stocks
    Closing Stocks refer to the stock level held on the national territory on the last day of the reference month.


  1. Natural Gas
    Natural gas is defined as a mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons, primarily methane, but generally also including ethane, propane and higher hydrocarbons in much smaller amounts and some non-combustible gases such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide. It includes both "non-associated gas and “associated” gas. Colliery gas, coal seam gas and shale gas are included while manufactured gas and biogas are excluded except when blended with natural gas for final consumption. Natural gas liquids are excluded.


  1. million m3 (at 15OC. 760mm hg)
  2. Terajoules
  3. 1000 metric tons (only for amount of LNG trades)


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Data start from January 2009 to the most recent month.

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