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Natural Gas Industry to 2016 - Abundance of Unconventional Gas Changing the Industry Landscape

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Natural Gas Industry to 2016 - Abundance of Unconventional Gas Changing the Industry Landscape

Summary

GBI Research's new report "Natural Gas Industry to 2016 - Abundance of Unconventional Gas Changing the Industry Landscape". The study, which is an offering from the company's Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis of the natural gas market across the world and highlights the various concerns, shifting trends and major players in the region. The report provides forecasts for the exploration and production industry, natural gas pipeline industry, natural gas storage industry, unconventional resources and production and consumption analysis till 2016. The report also provides consumption forecasts in different geographic regions. The report provides in-depth analysis of the key trends and challenges in the natural gas market across the world. An analysis of the competitive scenario of the different segments is provided. The report is built using the data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

Scope

- The report provides in-depth analysis on the major factors affecting the global natural gas industry. Its Scope includes:

- Overview and analysis of the global natural gas industry

- Analysis of the historical trends and forecasts to 2016

- Analysis and forecasts of different sectors under natural gas including exploration and production, pipelines, storage

- Analysis of different geographic regions including North America, South and Central America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific

- Analysis of the global natural gas consumption and the effect of the rise of the unconventional natural gas industry

- Analyzes the competitive scenario in the global natural gas industry under different countries covering companies such as PetroChina, Chevron, Gazprom, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, - Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, TransCanada, Pemex, PetroBras, etc.

Reasons to buy

- The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to:

- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about the global natural gas industry.

- Identify opportunities and challenges in the global natural gas industry.

- Understand the market positioning of the companies operating through the value chain in the natural gas industry in different geographic regions.

- Increase future revenues and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the global natural gas industry.

- Benchmark your operations and strategies against the major players in different segments in the global natural gas industry

1 Table of Contents 4

1.1 List of Tables 7

1.2 List of Figures 8

2 The Future of the Natural Gas Industry to 2016 9

2.1 Report Guidance 9

3 Overview of the Natural Gas Industry 10

3.1 Natural Gas Industry Structure 10

3.1.1 Exploration 11

3.1.2 Extraction 11

3.1.3 Production 12

3.1.4 Transportation 12

3.1.5 Storage 12

3.1.6 Distribution 13

3.1.7 Marketing 13

3.2 Global Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry 13

3.3 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry 13

3.4 Global LNG Industry 14

3.5 Global Natural Gas Storage Industry 14

3.6 Global Natural Gas Consumption 14

4 Global Natural Gas Industry – Key Issues And Challenges 15

4.1 Paradigm Shift in Natural Gas Resources and Supply 15

4.2 Falling Prices: Unpredictability Prevails 15

4.3 Asian NOC's and IOC's are Increasingly Scouting for Investments 16

4.4 Low Demand and Excess of Supplies Creates a Buyer Driven LNG Industry 16

4.5 Increasing LNG Imports in the US Will Hinder the Growth of the Gas Shales Sector 17

4.6 Unconventional Natural Gas Will Account for the Majority of Natural Gas Supply and will be the Key Driver of Natural Gas Production Growth in North America 17

5 Global Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry to 2016 19

5.1 Global Natural Gas Reserves, 2009 19

5.2 Global Natural Gas Production To 2016 20

5.3 Global Natural Gas Production, Geographic Analysis 22

5.4 Global Natural Gas Industry, Competitive Analysis 24

5.4.1 Asia Pacific 24

5.4.2 Europe 25

5.4.3 Middle East and Africa 26

5.4.4 North America 27

5.4.5 South and Central America 28

6 Global Natural Gas Pipelines Industry to 2016 29

6.1 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry 29

6.2 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry, Key Trends and Challenges 31

6.2.1 Growth Of Unconventional Gas Is Expected To Drive The Growth Of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction 31

6.2.2 Rise Of Resource Nationalism Is A Key Challenge For The International Companies Attempting To Increase Their Presence In The Region 31

6.3 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry, Geopolitical Scenario 32

6.4 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry, Geographic Analysis 32

6.4.1 Asia Pacific 32

6.4.2 Europe 34

6.4.3 Middle East and Africa 35

6.4.4 North America 36

6.4.5 South and Central America 37

6.5 Global Natural Gas Pipeline Industry, Competitive Analysis 38

6.5.1 Asia Pacific 38

6.5.2 Europe 39

6.5.3 Middle East and Africa 41

6.5.4 North America 42

6.5.5 South and Central America 44

6.6 Global Major Natural Gas Pipelines 45

6.6.1 Blue Stream Pipeline 45

6.6.2 GreenStream 45

6.6.3 Langeled 45

6.6.4 Nord Stream 45

6.6.5 Nabucco 46

6.6.6 Alaska Gas Pipeline 46

6.6.7 Rockies Express Pipeline 46

6.6.8 West East gas pipeline 46

6.6.9 Dolphin Project 46

6.6.10 West African Gas Pipeline 46

6.7 Global Planned Natural Gas Pipeline Projects 46

6.7.1 Hugo Pipeline 46

6.7.2 Trans Saharan Gas pipeline 46

6.7.3 Nabucco Gas pipeline 47

6.7.4 South Stream 47

6.7.5 TAPI Gas pipeline 47

6.7.6 Galsi Pipeline 47

7 Global LNG Industry to 2016 49

7.1 Global LNG Liquefaction and Regasification Capacity to 2016 49

7.1.1 Global LNG Regasification Capacity to 2016 49

7.1.2 Global LNG Liquefaction Capacity to 2016 50

7.2 Global LNG Industry, Geographic Analysis 52

7.2.1 Liquefaction and Regasification Capacity 52

7.3 Key Trends in the Global LNG Industry 56

7.3.1 Increased Global LNG Supply Leading To A Negative Outlook For The Industry 56

7.3.2 Asia Pacific Region Emerging As an Important Region for LNG Trade Dynamics 56

7.4 Impact of the Growth in Unconventional Gas and Pipelines on the Global LNG Industry 57

7.5 Global LNG Trade Movements 59

7.6 Global LNG Industry – Capital Expenditure Analysis 61

7.7 Global Planned LNG Projects 62

7.8 Competitive Analysis, Global LNG Industry 63

8 Economics of Transporting Gas through LNG and Pipeline 64

8.1 Comparison of Transportation Cost from LNG versus Pipelines 64

8.1.1 Pipelaying 66

8.2 Liquefaction and Regasification Costs 66

8.3 LNG Transportation and Storage Costs 67

8.4 LNG Pricing Mechanism 67

8.5 Projects Being Delayed Due To Rise Of Unconventional Gas 69

9 Global Natural Gas Storage Industry To 2016 70

9.1 Global Natural Gas Storage Industry to 2016 70

9.2 Key Trends, Issues and Challenges 72

9.2.1 Storage Will Keep a Downward Pressure on Prices 72

9.2.2 Increase in Storage Capacity 72

9.3 Geographic Analysis of the Global Gas Storage Industry 72

9.3.1 Asia Pacific 72

9.3.2 Europe 74

9.3.3 North America 75

9.3.4 South and Central America 76

9.4 Global Natural Gas Storage Industry, Competitive Analysis 77

9.4.1 North America 78

9.4.2 Asia Pacific 79

9.4.3 Europe 80

9.4.4 South and Central America 80

9.5 Global Planned Gas Storage Projects to 2016 81

9.5.1 Asia Pacific 81

9.5.2 Europe 81

9.5.3 The Middle East and Africa 84

9.5.4 North America 84

10 Global Natural Gas Consumption To 2016 86

10.1 Global Natural Gas Consumption, 2000–2016 86

10.2 Global, Natural Gas Consumption, Geographic Analysis 87

10.3 Natural Gas Industry, End uses 89

10.3.1 Residential Customers 89

10.3.2 Industrial Customers 89

10.3.3 Commercial Customers 89

10.3.4 Transportation Customers 90

10.3.5 Electricity Generation Customers 91

10.3.6 Distributed Generation 91

10.3.7 Fuel Cells 92

11 Unconventional Natural Gas Industry 93

11.1 Overview of the Unconventional Natural Gas Sector 93

11.1.1 Gas Shale 93

11.1.2 Coalbed Methane 98

11.1.3 Methane Hydrates 100

11.1.4 Tight Natural Gas 101

11.1.5 Deep Natural Gas 102

11.2 Unconventional Natural Gas Industry, Key Trends and Challenges 102

11.2.1 Increasing Attractiveness Of Unconventional Resources Attracting Investments from Asian NOC's 102

11.2.2 Technological Challenges Are A Major Challenge For The Shale Gas Industry 103

11.2.3 Related Infrastructure Development Is A Key Requirement For The Development Of Shale Gas Resources 103

11.2.4 Water Contamination Is a Major Issue With The Development Of Shale Gas 103

11.2.5 Development of Unconventional Resources Requires the Development of The Pipeline Industry 103

11.3 Unconventional Gas Changing The Global Natural Gas Industry Dynamics 104

11.4 Impact of Increasing Unconventional Gas Availability on LNG and Storage Industry 105

12 Appendix 106

12.1 Methodology 106

12.1.1 Coverage 106

12.1.2 Secondary Research 106

12.1.3 Primary Research 106

12.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 107

12.2 Abbreviations 107

12.3 Contact Us 107

12.4 About GBI Research 107

12.5 Disclaimer 107

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Natural Gas Reserves, By Geographic Regions, Billion Cubic Feet, 2009 20

Table 2: Natural Gas Production, Global (Bcf), 2000–2016 21

Table 3: Natural Gas Production, Geographic Analysis (Bcf), 2000–2016 23

Table 4: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Asia Pacific 2009 24

Table 5: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Europe 2009 25

Table 6: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Middle East and Africa 2009 26

Table 7: Top Ten Exploration Companies, North America 2009 27

Table 8: Top Ten Exploration Companies, South and Central America 2009 28

Table 9: Global, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), By Region, 2010 30

Table 10: Global Top Ten Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 31

Table 11: Asia Pacific, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 33

Table 12: Europe, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 34

Table 13: Middle East and Africa, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 35

Table 14: North America, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 36

Table 15: South and Central America, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 37

Table 16: Asia Pacific, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 39

Table 17: Europe, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 40

Table 18: Middle East and Africa, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 42

Table 19: North America, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 43

Table 20: South and Central America, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 45

Table 21: Global, Major Planned Natural Gas Pipelines, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), By Country, 2010 48

Table 22: LNG Regasification Capacity, Global, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 50

Table 23: LNG Liquefaction Capacity, Global, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 51

Table 24: LNG Liquefaction Capacity, Global, By Geography, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 54

Table 25: LNG Regasification Capacity, Global, By Geography, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 55

Table 26: LNG Trade Flow by Long-Term LNG Contracted Capacity, Top 5 LNG Importers and Exporters, Million Tonnes, 2009 60

Table 27: LNG Regasification Capital Expenditure, Global, $ Bn, 2005-2010 61

Table 28: Comparative Analysis of Key Global LNG Planned Projects 62

Table 29: Month Wise LNG Import Prices by Source Countries, Japan, $/Tonne, 2009 68

Table 30: Month Wise LNG Import Prices by Source Countries, The US, $/Tonne, 2009 68

Table 31: Gas Storage Capacity, Global, MMcf, 2009-2016 70

Table 32: Gas Storage Capacity, Top 5 Countries Globally, MMcf, 2009 71

Table 33: Gas Storage Capacity, Asia Pacific, MMcf, 2009 73

Table 34: Major Storage Sites, Asia Pacific 73

Table 35: Gas Storage Capacity, Europe, Top Five Countries, MMcf, 2009 74

Table 36:: Top Strorage Sites in Europe 75

Table 37: Gas Storage North America 76

Table 38: Top Storage Sites in North America in MMcf 76

Table 39: Storage sites in South and Central America (inMMcf) 76

Table 40: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Global, (MMcf) 77

Table 41: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, North America, (MMcf) 78

Table 42: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Asia Pacific, (MMcf) 79

Table 43: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Europe, (MMcf) 80

Table 44: Planned Gas Storage Projects, Asia Pacific 81

Table 45: Planned Gas Storage Projects, Europe 81

Table 46: Planned Gas Storage Projects, Middle East and Africa 84

Table 47: Planned Gas Storage Projects, North America 84

Table 48: Natural Gas Consumption, Global, Bcf, 2000–2016 87

Table 49: Natural Gas Consumption, Geographic Analysis, Bcf, 2000–2016 88

Table 50: Shale gas production North America to 2016 (Bcf/d) 94

Table 51: Major Shale Gas Plays, US, 2008 95

Table 52: Western Canada Gas Shale Basin 96

Table 53: North America CBM production bcf/d 98

Table 54: World Coal bed Methane Resources 100

Table 55: Tight gas production North America 101

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: North America Natural Gas Industry, Growth In Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d, 2008-2020 17

Figure 2: North America, Forecasted Natural Gas Production From Major Shale Plays, 2008-2020 18

Figure 3: Natural Gas Reserves, Global, Percentage Share of Geographic Regions, 2009 19

Figure 4: Natural Gas Production, Global (Bcf), 2000–2016 21

Figure 5: Natural Gas Production, Geographic Analysis (Bcf), 2000–2016 22

Figure 6: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Asia Pacific 2009 24

Figure 7: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Europe 2009 25

Figure 8: Top Ten Exploration Companies, Middle East and Africa 2009 26

Figure 9: Top Ten Exploration Companies, North America 2009 27

Figure 10: Top Ten Exploration Companies, South and Central America 2009 28

Figure 11: Global, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), By Region, 2010 29

Figure 12: Global Top Ten Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 30

Figure 13: Asia Pacific, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 33

Figure 14: Europe, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 34

Figure 15: Middle East and Africa, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 35

Figure 16: North America, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 36

Figure 17:South and Central America, Top Countries, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 37

Figure 18: Asia Pacific, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 38

Figure 19: Europe, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 40

Figure 20:Middle East and Africa, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 41

Figure 21: North America, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 43

Figure 22: South and Central America, Top Companies, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), 2010 44

Figure 23: Global, Major Planned Natural Gas Pipelines, Natural Gas Pipeline Length (Km), By Country, 2010 47

Figure 24: LNG Regasification Capacity, Global, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 49

Figure 25: LNG Liquefaction Capacity, Global, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 51

Figure 26: LNG Liquefaction Capacity, Global, By Geography, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 54

Figure 27: LNG Regasification Capacity, Global, By Geography, Million Tonnes, 2000-2016 55

Figure 28: LNG Regasification Capital Expenditure, Global, $ Bn, 2005-2010 61

Figure 29: Gas Storage Capacity, Global, MMcf, 2009-2016 70

Figure 30: Gas Storage Capacity, Top 5 Countries Globally, MMcf, 2009 71

Figure 31: Gas Storage Capacity, Asia Pacific, Percentage Share, 2009 72

Figure 32: Gas Storage Capacity, Europe, Top Five Countries, Percentage Share, 2009 74

Figure 33: Gas Storage Capacity North America (MMcf) 75

Figure 34: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Global, (MMcf) 77

Figure 35: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, North America, (MMcf) 78

Figure 36: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Asia Pacific, (MMcf) 79

Figure 37: Top 5 Gas Storage Companies, Europe, (MMcf) 80

Figure 38: Natural Gas Consumption, Global, Bcf, 2000–2016 86

Figure 39: Natural Gas Consumption, Geographic Analysis, Bcf, 2000–2016 88

Figure 40: Shale Gas Reserves, The US, 2008 96

Figure 41: Shale Gas Reserves in Canada 97

Figure 42: European Shale gas 97

Figure 43: Coal bed methane in US 99

Figure 44: Global Estimated Methane Hydrates Reserves 100

Figure 45: Tight natural gas North America 102

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