The US Department of Energy (DOE) on Wednesday released its list of the 10 largest US gas producers, which include five gas companies that are owned by the same family and which together produced nearly 9.4 billion cubic feet of gas last year.
The company is also the biggest gas producer in Canada, and the largest in the UK, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
But the rankings are based on gas liquids, not gas.
“We’re not in the business of making this a ranking of the most valuable gas producers,” Mike Hickey, head of the agency’s Natural Gas Division, told Reuters in an interview.
“That’s not what the market is looking for.”
Gas liquids account for a third of the market, he said.
In 2014, the USGas liquids were the second-largest energy source behind oil.
Hickey said the DOE did not rank the largest producers based on how much gas they produce, but rather how much of that gas is used for transportation.
The top producers in the DOE’s ranking were all shale gas producers.
But many shale gas companies are owned or controlled by the family that controls gas pipelines and refineries in the US.
“If we were ranking the most important US producers based solely on how many barrels of gas they use, that would be a much higher number than the one we’ve put on there,” Hickey said.
The DOE does rank the gas producers on how well they are managing the industry and their business practices.
It’s also important to note that many of the companies on the DOE list are smaller producers than they are big companies.
But the DOE has had to work hard to be in a position to rank the companies based on their gas production.
It was one of the first agencies to recognize that the industry is changing and that the gas industry needed to do more to keep up with changing demand.
In 2018, the DOE said it would start releasing its rankings.
The goal is to provide the public with a better picture of what’s driving the gas market and what needs to be done to ensure the industry stays competitive, Hickey added.
There are more than 200 companies in the ranking.
It is not a perfect system, as some of the rankings have been criticized for failing to consider the amount of natural gas the US produces.
But it is a good starting point, Hipple said.
“I think the DOE is doing a good job of getting the public’s attention on this issue,” he said, “and hopefully the public can see the real importance of the natural gas industry and what they need to do to protect it.”