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Australia energy markets outlook 2015 - overview

Australia energy markets outlook 2015 - overview

Report summary

Amidst the sharp drop in commodity prices, weakening demand from its key partners and rising capital imports, Australia's trade has recorded growing deficits in recent years, with a record low of -AU$3.9 billion in April 2015. The trade balance is expected to improve through to 2020, with the ramp up of LNG export projects in eastern Queensland, offshore Western Australia and Northern Territory.  LNG projects will be the key driver of the domestic energy demand, in the form of energy losses in liquefaction plants. Excluding losses, demand growth will be quite limited across sectors. Domestic demand for coal and gas is under pressure due to higher competition from renewable generation particularly wind and solar.

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Due to their sensitivity to political events and the global economy, energy demand and trade remain extremely volatile. The rapidly changing cost environment for hydrocarbon production and renewable energy, combined with energy policy changes, means the fuel mix in energy markets can be unpredictable at best. Further complicating the outlook is the transition and pace of the energy-intensive developing world from industrial to services-based economic growth, supporting the growing need for power generation.

This Energy Markets Long Term Outlook report provides a multi-fuel supply and demand forecast supported by a breakdown of the key facts.

Companies involved in all sectors of the energy industry can use this long term outlook report to assess inter-fuel dynamics and market drivers for strategic planning and investment opportunities. Use it to understand supply and demand fundamentals across hydrocarbon and renewables.

Analysing 92 markets and providing comprehensive coverage of global energy supply and demand, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer extensive expertise and robust knowledge of the energy markets sector. We write detailed supply and demand forecasts across all fuels and sectors based on our objective, proprietary data.

Whether you want an independent outlook on the market or to screen for opportunities in new markets, we help you understand global energy dynamics so you can shape your corporate strategy with confidence.

  • Executive summary
    • LNG, coal and iron ore exports
    • Suppressed domestic demand
    • Renewable energy and climate change policy
    • Location map
    • Links to other reports
  • Economic outlook
  • Demand
    • Economic drivers and energy demand
    • Total primary energy demand
    • Energy intensity
    • Industrial and non-energy use
      • Key fuels
    • Transport
      • Key fuels
    • Residential, commercial and agricultural
      • Key fuels
  • Policy and regulation
    • Energy policy
    • Energy and Environmental Legislation
    • Regulation and authorities
      • Gas and electricity sector regulation and organisation

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Key facts (2005-2035)
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Economic outlook
    • Economic outlook: Table 1
  • Demand
    • Total primary energy demand (2005-2035)
    • Demand: Image 1
    • Demand: Image 2
    • Demand: Image 3
    • Demand: Image 4
    • Energy demand for industry and non-energy use (2005-2035)
    • Industrial energy mix (2005-2035)
    • Transport sector energy demand (2005-2035)
    • Transport fuel mix (2005-2035)
    • Energy demand in the residential/commercial sector (2005-2035)
    • RCA energy demand by sub-sector (2015)
    • Residential, commercial, and agricultural fuel mix (2005-2035)
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key authorities
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