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World Energy Outlook 2015

“Where it replaces more carbon-intensive fuels or backs up the integration of renewables, natural gas is a good fit for a gradually decarbonising energy system: a consumption increase of almost 50% makes it the fastest-growing of the fossil fuels. China and the Middle East are the main centres of gas demand growth, both becoming larger …

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World Energy Outlook 2014

“Demand for natural gas grows by more than half, the fastest rate among the fossil fuels, and increasingly flexible global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) offers some protection against the risk of supply disruptions. The main regions that push global gas demand higher are China and the Middle East, but gas also becomes the …

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Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

From the introduction: “This report responds to a May 29, 2014 request from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) for an update of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) January 2012 study of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export scenarios. This updated study, like the prior one, is intended to serve as an …

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World Energy Investment Outlook – Special Report

IEA accepts that shale gas/oil production will peak in 2020 and decline thereafter, putting an end to the ‘100 year supply’ and the US net exporter myths. In the words of the IEA, this “report provides insights into: The structure of ownership and models for financing investment in different parts of the energy sector. The …

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The shale gas revolution Implications for sustainable development and international trade

This paper from the Geneva-based ICTSD focuses on the sustainability aspects specific to shale gas: methane leakages that contribute to global climate change, increases in international trade in natural gas, increases in international trade in coal, and reductions in investment in renewable energy sources. Bibliography: Thomas L. Brewer The shale gas revolution – Implications for …

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Macroeconomic Effects of European Shale Gas Production

A thriving European shale gas industry could help limit energy bills rises by the middle of the century, according to a new report from two respected energy consultancies. The report – which is sponsored by the oil and gas industry – also predicts that shale gas won’t threaten Europe’s plans to reduce carbon emissions. — …

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World Energy Outlook 2013

From the intro: “Large differences in regional energy prices are set to affect industrial competitiveness, influencing investment decisions and company strategies. The extraordinary rise of light tight oil in the United States will play a major role in meeting global demand growth over the next decade, but the Middle East – the only large source …

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