A Fuel of the Future: Natural Gas

  • Ferdinand E. Banks

Abstract

This chapter presents a brief, up-to-date analysis of the world natural gas market. Along with a sketch of supply, demand, and price, some consideration will be given to the deregulation-privatization controversy. The most striking thing about this issue is that it does not deal with deregulation as such, but with reregulation: the changing of rules. Similarly, the question is not privatization, since most gas companies are already in private hands, but ‘fragmentization’.

Keywords

Methane Europe Foam Hydrocarbon Shale 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand E. Banks
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUppsala UniversitySweden

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