The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas

Hardcover | November 16, 2012

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This is the first book on the pricing of gas in international trade. Gas accounts for around 25% of global energy demand and international gas trade is growing rapidly. The volume examines the theory of energy pricing and looks at the contribution that theory can make to the study ofinternational gas pricing. It traces the historical origins and development of international gas pricing in North America, Europe, Asia, and the former Soviet Union since the 1970s, and other regions up to the early 2000s. The majority of the contributions focus on developments in the 2000s, with a view to how gas pricing is likely to develop during the 2010s and beyond. In addition to the traditional gas trading regions, the book also covers the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South EastAsia, India, China, and Pacific Basin LNG. These national and regional studies are followed by chapters on the globalisation of gas markets and prices, and the potential development of a "gas-OPEC". The concluding chapter considers the extent to which international gas pricing is likely to remainregional, whether gas could become a - "global market" - with a global price - akin to the crude oil market. It also considers whether international pricing is likely to come under the control of a small group of countries - a possible "gas OPEC" - similar to the influence of OPEC in the crude oilmarket.

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This is the first book on the pricing of gas in international trade. Gas accounts for around 25% of global energy demand and international gas trade is growing rapidly. The volume examines the theory of energy pricing and looks at the contribution that theory can make to the study ofinternational gas pricing. It traces the historical o...

Jonathan Stern is Chairman and Senior Research Fellow of the Natural Gas Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy in London. Over the past 3...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199661065

ISBN - 13:9780199661060

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Jonathan Stern: Introduction1. Christopher Allsopp: The Future of Gas in Global Energy Balances2. Jonathan Stern: Pricing of Gas in International Trade: A Historical Survey3. Michelle Michot Foss: Natural gas pricing in North America4. Jonathan Stern and Howard Rogers: The Transition to Hub-Based Gas Pricing in Continental Europe5. Simon Pirani, James Henderson, and Katja Yafimava: CIS Pricing: Towards European Netback?6. Hakim Darbouche: The Political Economy of Pricing in Gas-Rich Countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa7. David Ledesma and Anouk Honore: Pricing of Pipeline Gas and LNG in Latin America and the Caribbean8. David Ledesma: Pricing of Pipeline Gas and LNG in South East Asia9. Anupama Sen: Gas Pricing in India10. Michael-Xiaobao Chen: Gas Pricing in China11. Jane Liao and Andy Flower: LNG Pricing in Asia: JCC Forever?12. Howard Rogers: Interaction of LNG and Pipeline Gas Pricing: Does Greater Connectivity Equal Globalisation?13. Anouk Honore and Laura El-Katiri: The Gas Exporting Countries Forum: Global or Regional Cartelisation?14. Jonathan Stern: Conclusions: Globalisation, Cartelisation, or a Continuation of Regional Pricing?