Since 2014, the CEE team began work to consolidate our North American and international research and experience in order to better investigate, understand and communicate our views on natural gas, LNG, and interactions across the natural gas-electric power value chains (also see our history and experience in electric power research here).
A series of research products is being released as work is completed.
LNG Marine Fuel Applications
Research Note - November 2016 [download here]
The marine shipping industry is global in scale and scope with approximately 80 percent of global trade by volume and 70 percent of trade by value being transported by sea and handled by ports worldwide. The percentages are even higher in the case of most developing countries (IMO World Maritime Day, 2016). Marine shipping is a vital link in the global economy; its financial health is driven by the level of economic activity and growth in world trade. See our LNG Marine Fuel Applications Research Note to learn about the viability of LNG use as a fuel in marine shipping.
LNG Supply Outlook 2016 to 2030 by Andy Flower
Full Paper - August 2016 [download here]
Executive Summary and Commentary, August 2016 [download here]
Noted LNG expert Andy Flower collaborated with CEE to provide his views on capacity expansion in liquefaction worldwide and implications for LNG supply-demand and trade. The full paper also incorporates considerations associated with lower oil, natural gas and delivered LNG prices as well as the rapidly changing commercial and contracting scene. Our executive summary and commentary covers the main conclusions and also some updates and developments since the full paper was completed.
IAEE Energy Forum: Is U.S. LNG Competitive? by Michelle Michot Foss, Gürcan Gülen
Full Paper - April 2016 [download here]
CEE examines Northa American supply and demand considerations and their implications for the U.S. LNG market. Our report explains how we went from building four import terminals in the U.S. to meet expected demand of natural gas to becoming an LNG exporter.
European and Asian Natural Gas Market Developments – Swamped by the Present? by Michelle Michot Foss, Deniese Palmer-Huggins
Summary and Update [paper coming soon]
This paper provides a summary and update on Chapter 6 in Managing Energy Price Risk, 4th Edition, Dr. Vincent Kaminski, ed., Risk Books, 2016. [download here] In particular, moves by Japan to liberalize gas and LNG sales could alter fundamentally Asia-Pacific and global LNG trade.
Current and Future Natural Gas Demand in China and India by Miranda Wainberg, Michelle Michot Foss, Gürcan Gülen
Full Paper – Forthcoming September/October 2016
Related products posted upon release.
This comprehensive paper will provide a comparative case study review of the two countries generally viewed to constitute substantial growth in demand for natural gas and LNG into the future. CEE researchers report on “deep dive” analysis into critical gas consuming sectors and the array of issues and complexities inherent in these huge countries and their economies.
Worldwide Thinking and Research
CEE investigations and analysis have benefitted from on-the-ground experience and observations in a number of international locations, beginning with Mexico and Central Asia/Eastern Europe in the 1990s and extending through several countries and regions. Our engagements are most often technical assistance in nature, encompassing program delivery for human capacity building and development in addition to supporting research. Much of our work has been supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Energy and Natural Resources (DOS-ENR, with a current assignment in Mexico). CEE also engages with international groups for executive education with a focus on natural gas/LNG value chains.
The breadth and depth of CEE’s work also is enhanced by a large, worldwide network of collaborators and colleagues as well as advisors who provide peer review and feedback. CEE’s advisory support takes two forms, to focus on analytics and modeling as well as higher level issues. See Personnel for information on CEE’s advisory groups.
• CEE maintains a joint MOU with Oxford Institute for Energy Studies – Natural Gas Programme (OIES-NGP).
• CEE supports the Center for Petroleum Economics & Energy Law at Nigeria’s University of Ibadan, supporting natural gas and electric power content.
• Asia-Pacific research and programs will be extended through an emerging collaboration with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS, in Japan.
• CEE is a non-contributory member of the Society for International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators, SIGTTO.
Other Notable Reports and Papers
The Economics of Natural Gas in Mexico, Proceedings of the IAEE 13th Annual North American Conference, November 1991.
The Economics of Natural Gas in Mexico – Revisited, The Energy Journal special edition, North American Energy After Free Trade, September 1993.
Asian Oil & Gas: Megatrends, Balance and Geopolitics A Closer Look at China, 1997.
North American Energy Integration: The Prospects for Regulatory Coordination and Seamless Cross-Border Transactions of Natural Gas and Electricity, 1998.
Analysis suggests economic viability of trans-Caspian Sea gas line, Oil & Gas Journal, November 15, 1999.
Monetizing Stranded Gas: The Case of Turkmenistan and Considerations for Explorationists, in International Oil and Gas Exploration: A Business Perspective, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 2000.
Commercial Frameworks for Gas-Power Value Chain Development, a cross-country comparison of best practices, 2001.
Latin American Gas: Progress, Potholes and Pitfalls, in Natural Gas Yearbook, Financial Communications Company, Houston, 2002.
Global Natural Gas Issues and Challenges, The Energy Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2005.
North American Natural Gas Scenarios and United States Prices to 2015, Natural Gas Programme, OIES-NGP, NG 18, January 2007. [download here]
Novel offshore LNG terminals address some, not all issues, LNG Observer, January 2007.
Gazprom pipeline gas remains key to Europe, Oil & Gas Journal, V107, N6, April 27, 2009.
The Outlook for US Gas Prices in 2020: Henry Hub at $3 or $10? OIES-NGP, NG 58, December 2011. [download here]
Natural Gas Pricing in North America, Chapter 3 in The Pricing of Internationally Traded Natural Gas, Prof. Jonathan Stern, ed., Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2012. [download here]
Our electric power guides incorporate substantial discussions on natural gas in the respective country markets. See our Publications/Guides. Our national oil company research and benchmarking capture challenges in commercial gas strategies. See our NOC research page. Our research snapshots provide updates on many aspects of natural gas/LNG development and use in North America and beyond. See our Think Corner blog.
For more information on our credentials, download our critical milestones recap and contact us.