Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide Report Now Available on ReportsandReports

Jun 09, 2010, 05:28 ET from Markets and Markets

DALLAS, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsandReports Announce it Will Carry the Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide Market (http://www.reportsandreports.com/Report/25254/) Research Report in its Store.

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Natural gas accounts for 20% of the world's marketed energy, with more than 120 quadrillion Btu of natural gas consumed globally. It is a critical fuel in the generation of electric power and heat. Furthermore, it is used in industry as an energy source and/or feedstock for manufacturing fertilizer, pulp and paper, metals, chemicals, textiles, plastics and pharmaceuticals, among others.

Nearly 120 quadrillion Btu of natural gas is consumed globally. Some gas-producing countries, such as those in the Middle East and Africa, are able to satisfy all of their natural gas demand through domestic supply. Others, such as Japan and South Korea, are almost entirely reliant on natural gas imports to fuel power plants, industrial processes and provide heat. Still others, including those in Europe and North America, are able to partially meet natural gas demand with domestic supply while supplementing the rest with imports.

Over a quarter of global natural gas demand is fulfilled by imported natural gas. Countries in Europe and Eurasia are by far the leading importers of natural gas and import about 450 billion cubic meters of the fuel, or about 40% of the region's natural gas requirements, annually. This region is followed in natural gas imports by the Asia Pacific and North America regions. Together the three regions account for 95% of global natural gas imports.

Because of its low density and high volume, natural gas is costly and inefficient to store and transport over long distances in its gaseous state. Moreover, crossing international borders via pipeline amplifies commercial and investment risks and complexities. Pipeline construction and maintenance costs, along with technical challenges, escalate with distance. Further, when the pipeline must traverse countries which are not involved as gas producers or consumers, concessions may be difficult and costly to obtain.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas which has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport. Liquefying natural gas allows access to natural gas from regions with vast production potential to end markets too distant to be connected by pipeline. The global market for LNG accounts for nearly 10% of total annual worldwide natural gas consumption. Pipeline gas continues to account for the majority of global natural gas trade. However, nearly 30% of natural gas trade is now provided by LNG.

Despite the global economic recession in 2008 and 2009, global demand for LNG increased by nearly 22% in volume terms from 2005 to 2009. North American imports are expected to more than double from 16 Bcm in 2009 to 40 Bcm in 2013. Over the past five years, significant investments in the LNG supply chain have been made around the world and global liquefaction capacity has increased by 40%.

LNG has assumed an increasingly significant role in the energy security of several nations around the world. LNG markets are expected to show robust growth over the next several years, driven largely by supply push. Driven by relatively low prices and a global economic recovery, LNG demand is expected to catch up with supply-chain capacity by 2014. LNG markets will likely experience renewed investments in supply-chain infrastructure in the years beyond 2015.

While the US currently accounts for less than 6% of global LNG imports, US domestic natural gas demand and supply dynamics have dramatically influenced global LNG investments over the past few years. Given the concurrent and rapid increases in US unconventional gas production capacity and LNG regasification and storage capacity, the US is likely to continue to re-shape global LNG trading in years to come.

Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide includes a broad review of the global market for liquefied natural gas. Key technologies leveraged within the LNG supply chain, including liquefaction, shipping and regasification technologies are discussed. An overview of the LNG market structure, mechanisms and key participants is provided. Additionally, recent investments in LNG liquefaction capacity, shipping capacity, and regasification capacity across regions and major participating nations are discussed.

The report provides historic and forecast global energy demand 2005 to 2015 and energy demand drivers and trends are reviewed. Further, world energy supply sources 2005 to 2015 are discussed and the linkage between domestic natural gas production, import dependence and LNG trading are outlined. Finally, historic and forecast international LNG trade volumes and values are presented for the period 2005-2015.

Report Methodology

The information in Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide is based on primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed gathering information from firms and individuals involved in LNG project development, marketing, distribution and sales of LNG and natural gas, utilities, analysts and consultants to the energy industry to obtain insight into the technologies and market factors shaping the industry. Secondary research entailed data gathering from relevant sources, including government and industry publications, company literature and corporate annual reports.

What You'll Get in This Report

Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide contains important insights and projections regarding the future of this market around the world. The report provides both the comprehensive analysis and data. Subscribers will benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

Liquefied Natural Gas Market Worldwide includes a broad review of the global market for liquefied natural gas. Key technologies leveraged within the LNG supply chain, including liquefaction, shipping and regasification technologies are discussed. An overview of the LNG market structure, mechanisms and key participants is provided. Additionally, recent investments in LNG liquefaction capacity, shipping capacity, and regasification capacity across regions and major participating nations are discussed.

The report provides historic and forecast global energy demand 2005 to 2015 and energy demand drivers and trends are reviewed. Further, world energy supply sources 2005 to 2015 are discussed and the linkage between domestic natural gas production, import dependence and LNG trading are outlined. Finally, historic and forecast international LNG trade volumes and values are presented for the period 2005-2015.

How You'll Benefit from This Report

If your company is already doing business in the market for liquefied natural gas, or is considering entering the marketplace, you will find this report invaluable. It provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current global market for liquefied natural gas, as well as projected markets and trends through 2015.

    This report will help:

    - Marketing managers understand the market forces shaping the
      market for liquefied natural gas and identify market opportunities.
    - Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor
      initiatives and explore demand for LNG.
    - Business development executives understand the dynamics of the
      market and identify possible partnerships.
    - Information and research center librarians provide market
      researchers, product managers, and other colleagues with the vital
      information they need to do their jobs more effectively.

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