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United States energy markets outlook 2015 - gas

United States energy markets outlook 2015 - gas

Report summary

Break-even costs for shale gas continue to decline. Hydraulic fracturing techniques are improving and in some plays refracturing is also further lowering costs. Also service costs are falling due to the downturn in oil prices.  Cheaper shale gas will support over 19 bcfd (196 bcm) of LNG and 7.3 bcfd (75 bcm) piped exports to Mexico by 2035. Environmental regulations as well as lower costs are increasing gas use for power generation.  Furthermore, substantial amount of industrial capacity on the US Gulf Coast is being developed to take advantage of relatively cheap gas.

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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
  • Market structure
    • Organisation
    • Policy and regulation
  • Prices
  • Infrastructure
    • Domestic pipelines
    • Underground storage capacity
    • International interconnections
    • LNG infrastructure
      • LNG regas terminals
  • Demand
    • Gas demand (2005-2035)
  • Supply
    • Production
      • Gas production (2005-2035)
  • Supply-demand balances
  • Trade

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Market structure
  • Prices
    • Gas prices (real 2015 US$/mmbtu)
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure: Table 1
    • LNG liquefaction terminals
    • Major US gas infrastructure
  • Demand
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Gas demand (2013)
    • Demand: Image 2
  • Supply
    • Supply: Table 1
    • US gas production by type
    • Gas production (2000-2030)
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Supply-demand balance (2005-2035)
  • Trade
    • Gas trade balance (2005-2035)
    • Net gas imports (2005-2035)
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