Previous one I had found (and used in brief) said:
- China 36.1 trillion cubic meters
- US 24.4
- Argentina 21.9
- Mexico 19.3
- South Africa (didn't write down because not in Pac)
- Australia 11.2
- Canada 11.0
Here's an old post that has similar 1-5 ranking expressed in tcf (like below), and the weird thing is, it agrees exactly with the FT numbers for China, Argentina, Mexico and South Africa but puts the US at 862.
This one, in bit FT full-pager says:
- China 1,275 tcf
- Argentina 774
- Mexico 681
- South Africa 485
- US 482
- Australia 396
- Canada 388
Big difference is US ranking/estimate.
Second one says EIA, as in U.S. Energy Information Agency, so I guess you gotta go with that one.
Or is this just weird mistake by FT?
No mistake. After some quick Googling it turns out the EIA said 862tcf a year ago and says 482tcf now, reducing its estimate of recoverable shale gas by 42%!
Betcha some industry experts refute that!
Will have to see where that number goes over time.