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Global gas markets long-term outlook - Unconventional supply - H1 2016

Global gas markets long-term outlook - Unconventional supply - H1 2016

Report summary

North American and Australian unconventional production have remained resilient in the face of low oil prices, with both expected to bring substantial new supply to the global LNG market. We expect North American output to exceed 1,000 bcm by 2022, as technology, drilling improvements and optimisation continue to lower costs and increase well performance. Meanwhile, China's unconventional potential is receiving greater focus; although we do not expect material growth until post-2025. Output is forecast to exceed 240 bcm by 2035, meeting nearly half China's domestic demand. In contrast, unconventional prospects in Europe continue to weaken in light of public opposition.

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Volatility in oil markets and the growth of unconventional gas supply have created a high degree of uncertainty about future gas demand and the direction of gas prices.

This Gas Markets Long Term Outlook report forecasts future pricing, based on deep analysis of gas supply and demand fundamentals. Additionally, it addresses complex questions on gas flows, identifies future opportunities and informs fuel purchasing strategies.

Participants and investors can use this long term outlook report to understand gas markets and assess the impact of global gas dynamics and key market drivers.

Wood Mackenzie provides detailed supply, demand and price forecasts based on our integrated upstream, power, coal and LNG research. Our regional gas experts are based in the markets they analyse, providing comprehensive analyses of regional and global gas markets.

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  • Executive summary
    • Key issues
      • North America
      • China
      • Australia
      • Other Asia
      • Latin America
      • Europe
    • Things to watch
      • North America
      • Australia
      • Europe
      • China
      • Other

In this report there are 6 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • North America unconventional production potential and output by area
    • China unconventional production potential and output by area
    • Australia unconventional production and output by area
    • Other Asia unconventional production potential and output by area
    • Latin America unconventional production potential and output by area
    • Europe unconventional production potential and output by area
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