Natural gas

Scholarly Publications

Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market

September 2016

A spatial equilibrium model of the world coal market is developed that accounts for coal to natural gas switching in the electricity sector in the United States and Europe, the potential for China...

The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Integrating International Coal and Natural Gas Markets

October 2013

Unconventional natural gas and the technologies developed to extract it in the U.S.

Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

January 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe.

Other Publications

Gas-to-Power Value Chain

September 2018

Many countries with electricity shortages - such as Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania - have large gas reserves but face challenges developing gas for power.The gas-to-power value chain can...

Gas-fired generation in a high-renewables world

June 2018

Are gas and renewables good for each other, or are they on a collision course?  We explored this question using a multi-player, web-based game.

The costs of fossil-free development

March 2017

Climage change is a serious global threat with impacts that are already being felt.

News

Heading for (Another) Ukraine-Russia Gas Fight?

September 2019

Twice in the past 14 years, a dispute between Ukraine and Russia has led Russia to cut off natural gas flows to Ukraine and Europe. The stage is being set for another cut-off in January.

US on the verge of becoming major coal exporter

April 2012

As abundant domestic natural gas production erodes coal’s market share in the US, coal producers are looking to overseas markets for growth.

Events

What next for climate? Assessing the risks and the options

May 8, 2017

Abstract: Over decades, assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many others has bolstered understanding of the climate problem: unequivocal warming, pervasive impacts, and...

Opportunities and Challenges of the New Global Abundance of Natural Gas Resources

August 24, 2016

Abstract: Over the past decade, the proven ability to produce large quantities of natural gas from organic-rich shale formations in North America has shown the potential to change the energy...

The New U.S. Role in Global Fossil Fuel Markets

December 11, 2012

As recently as 2007, the United States seemed headed towards ever greater fossil fuel import dependence, as domestic oil and natural gas production dwindled and consumption continued to grow.