Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040 by David G. VictorNatural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040 by David G. Victor

Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040

EditorDavid G. Victor, Amy M. Jaffe, Mark H. Hayes

Paperback | October 14, 2008

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By most estimates, global consumption of natural gas - a cleaner-burning alternative to coal and oil - will double by 2030. However, in North America, Europe, China, and South and East Asia, which are the areas of highest-expected demand, the projected consumption of gas is expected to far outstrip indigenous supplies. Delivering gas from the world's major reserves to the future demand centres will require a major expansion of inter-regional, cross-border gas transport infrastructures. This book investigates the implications of this shift, utilizing historical case studies as well as advanced economic modelling to examine the interplay between economic and political factors in the development of natural gas resources. The contributors aim to shed light on the political challenges which may accompany a shift to a gas-fed world.
Title:Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040Format:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521082900

ISBN - 13:9780521082907

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Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of contributors; Foreword James A. Baker III; Acknowledgements; List of acronyms and abbreviations; Part I. Introduction and Context: 1. Introduction to the study Joe Barnes, Mark H. Hayes, Amy M. Jaffe and David G. Victor; Part II. Historical Case Studies: 2. Introduction to the historical case studies: research questions, methods and case selection Mark H. Hayes and David G. Victor; 3. The Transmed and Maghreb projects: gas to Europe from North Africa Mark H. Hayes; 4. Liquefied natural gas from Indonesia: the Arun project Fred von der Mehden and Steven W. Lewis; 5. Bypassing Ukraine: exporting Russian gas to Poland and Germany Nadejda M. Victor and David G. Victor; 6. Natural gas pipelines in the Southern Cone David R. Mares; 7. International gas trade in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan Martha Brill Olcott; 8. Liquefied natural gas from Qatar: the Qatargas project Kohei Hashimoto, Jareer Elass and Stacy L. Eller; 9. Liquefied natural gas from Trinidad & Tobago: the Atlantic LNG project Rob Shepherd and James Ball; 10. Politics, markets and the shift to gas: insights from the seven historical case studies Mark H. Hayes and David G. Victor; Part III. International Gas Trade Economics: 11. The Baker Institute World Gas Trade Model Peter Hartley and Kenneth B. Medlock III; 12. Political and economic influences on the future world market for natural gas Peter Hartley and Kenneth B. Medlock III; 13. Market structure in the new gas economy: is cartelization possible? Amy M. Jaffe and Ronald Soligo; Part IV. Implications: 14. Conclusions Amy M. Jaffe, Mark H. Hayes and David G. Victor; Appendix: technical notes Nadejda M. Victor; Index.

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“This is a very valuable addition to the global literature on energy issues and energy policy. Natural gas markets have tightened around the world. As I write today, Russia and the Ukraine have been embroiled in a sharp, market-shaking disagreement regarding long- and short-term gas deliveries needed in Europe, causing Germany suddenly to question its growing reliance on Russian gas supplies. The implications of this globalizing gas market for the United States - for homeowners and businesses who have depended on a stable domestic gas market for decades - are huge. Natural Gas and Geopolitics goes deep into the global gas policy issues that affect critical US energy policy, not only looking backward but helping understand what may happen as the global natural gas market develops.” Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico United States Secretary of Energy, 1998-2001