Global Natural Gas Reserves Rose 6.3 Percent Last Year

(Corrects size of reserve increase in first paragraph.)

Global natural-gas reserves increased 6.3 percent to 208.4 trillion cubic meters in 2011, BP Plc (BP/) said in its annual statistical review, received by e-mail.

North American reserves rose 4.9 percent to 10.8 trillion cubic meters in 2011, the report showed.

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