For The New Map of Global Gas IHS Energy has created four conceptual models to analyze the future.
Each model explores the coming shifts in global and regional supply/demand balances and the implications for global trade, including liquefied natural gas (LNG).
IHS Energy has drawn on its solid understanding of below- and above-ground factors to create robust scenarios for the broad range of possible outcomes.
The new IHS Energy Multiclient Study The New Map of Global Gas provides members with a comprehensive picture of the impact of unconventional gas and recent deepwater discoveries on the global gas industry, as well as the challenges and potentially dramatic changes ahead for the industry.
Over the past two years, the IHS Energy Unconventional Frontier studies have assessed the resource potential for shale and coalbed methane (CBM) in the key markets of China, Indonesia, Europe, India, Australia, and South America. This builds upon our intensive analysis of North America’s natural gas resource base, the changing markets resulting from the “shale gale,” and the shifting politics.
It has become clear that unconventional gas may change the world gas market, just as it has radically changed the North American market. As an example, China alone could produce more gas than the North American market. How will China’s future supply of gas influence world and regional markets?
Moreover, new deepwater gas discoveries in regions such as East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as associated gas from tight oil production, could add to the transformational impact on global gas markets.
The New Map of Global Gas pulls together our analysis on these transformative sources of gas supply to determine the impact on the world’s gas markets.