The realisation that cleaner fuels are vital for the health of the planet and its occupants will push the cleaner burning natural gas to the forefront of power generation worldwide.
The increasing demand for electricity worldwide has led to an increase in demand for power stations that use natural gas rather than oil. These types of power station have a short lead time and are relatively inexpensive to build.
There are still abundant stocks of natural gas. The world map and pie chart below show where these reserves lie and the table below shows the proven gas reserves (trillion cubic metres) and the ratio of reserves to production (R/P).