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Global Natural Gas Industry 2018

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  • 200 Pages
  • December 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Aruvian Research
  • ID: 4702118

Natural gas is one of the most widely used fuel in the world. The year 2017 witnessed a significant increase in the production of natural gas worldwide. Globally, the production of natural gas increased by over 130 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2017, or four percent - nearly double of the ten-year average growth rate. In fact, this was the fastest growth the industry witnessed ever since the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Russia witnessed the largest growth, standing at 46 bcm or over eight percent. Iran followed with 21 bcm. Australia was at 17 bcm, followed by China at 11 bcm.

The recent years have seen the natural gas markets undergo several transformations. With China entering the global natural gas scene, and the United States emerging as a big player in the global LNG market, the industry is poised to undergo major growth in the coming years as natural gas demand rises as never before. The next five years is expected to see the global demand for natural gas increase by at least 1.6 percent. This increase is expected to be led by emerging Asian markets, with China itself accounting for almost one-third of the global demand for natural gas by the year 2022.

Major players in the market are BP Plc, Gazprom, National Iranian Oil Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, amongst others. As natural gas is essentially irreplaceable (at least with current technology), it is important to have an idea of how much natural gas is left in the ground for us to use. However, this becomes complicated by the fact that no one really knows exactly how much natural gas exists until it is extracted.

This research is focused on the Global Natural Gas Industry 2018 and explores this niche market globally and focuses on the happenings of this industry. Analyzing the global trends, the growth drivers, the strengths and weaknesses of this industry, industry statistics and forecast, trends in natural gas transportation and storage, import/export situation, etc. The report covers the complete developments in the natural gas industry as they are taking place worldwide.

Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Natural Gas
B.1 Industry Profile
B.2 Industry Size and Growth
B.3 Industry Structure
B.4 Industry Outlook
C. Analyzing the Industry Trends
C.1 Rising Demand for Natural Gas
C.2 Declining Supply of Natural Gas
C.3 Rising Price of Natural Gas
C.4 Renewed Interest in LNG
C.5 Environmental Issues
C.6 Industry Globalization
C.7 Global Gas Flows
D. Analyzing the Technologies
D.1 Carbon Dioxide Injection
D.2 Secondary Gas Recovery
D.3 Microholes
D.4 Deep Wells
E. Natural Gas Production
E.1 Export/Import
E.2 Major Producing Regions
F. Analyzing Unconventional Gas Sources
F.1 Associated Gas
F.2 Coalbed Methane
F.3 Overview of CBM
F.4 United States
F.5 China
F.6 Australia
F.7 India
F.8 South Africa
F.9 Germany
F.10 United Kingdom
F.11 Ukraine
F.12 Gas Shale
F.13 Methane Hydrates
F.14 Stranded Reserves
F.15 Tight Gas Sands
G. Transporting Natural Gas
G.2.1 History and Prospects of LNG Trade
G.2.2 Shipping Costs
H. Storing Natural Gas
H.1 Base Load
H.2 Peak Load
H.3 Underground Storage Methods
H.4 Aquifers
H.5 Depleted Gas Reservoirs
H.6 Salt Caverns
I. Uses of Natural Gas
I.1 Commercial
I.2 Electricity Generation
I.3 Industrial
I.4 Gas-to-Liquids
I.5 Residential
I.6 Transportation
J. Trading Natural Gas
J.1 Bilateral Contracts
J.2 Hedging
J.3 Spot Markets
K. Major Industry Players
K.1 BP Plc
K.1.1 Corporate Profile
K.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.1.3 SWOT Analysis
K.2 Chevron Corporation
K.2.1 Corporate Profile
K.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.2.3 SWOT Analysis
K.3 China National Petroleum Corporation
K.3.1 Corporate Profile
K.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.3.3 SWOT Analysis
K.4 ConocoPhillips
K.4.1 Corporate Profile
K.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.4.3 SWOT Analysis
K.5 Edison SpA
K.5.1 Corporate Profile
K.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.5.3 SWOT Analysis
K.6 Eni SpA
K.6.1 Corporate Profile
K.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.6.3 SWOT Analysis
K.7 Exxon Mobil Corporation
K.7.1 Corporate Profile
K.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.7.3 SWOT Analysis
K.8 Gazprom
K.8.1 Corporate Profile
K.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.8.3 SWOT Analysis
K.9 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA)
K.9.1 Corporate Profile
K.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.9.3 SWOT Analysis
K.10 Repsol SA
K.10.1 Corporate Profile
K.10.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.10.3 SWOT Analysis
K.11 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
K.11.1 Corporate Profile
K.11.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.11.3 SWOT Analysis
K.12.1 Corporate Profile
K.12.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.12.3 SWOT Analysis
K.13 Statoil
K.13.1 Corporate Profile
K.13.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.13.3 SWOT Analysis
K.14 Total SA
K.14.1 Corporate Profile
K.14.2 Business Segment Analysis
K.14.3 SWOT Analysis
K.15 Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy)
L. AppendixM. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: Historical Global Natural Gas Production and Consumption
Figure 2: Historical Global Production by Region
Figure 3: Historical Global Consumption by Region
Figure 4: Global Trade Flows (billion cubic meters)
Figure 5: Increase & Fluctuation in Natural Gas Spot Prices Since 1990s
Figure 6: Global Demand of Natural Gas
Figure 7: Control over Production of Remaining Commercial Reserves of Natural Gas
Figure 8: Global Natural Gas Market Share
Figure 9: Natural Gas Market Structure
Figure 10: Projected Global Natural Gas Consumption
Figure 11: Regional Projection for Global Natural Gas Consumption
Figure 12: Regional Projection for Global Natural Gas Production
Figure 13: Current World Natural Gas Reserves
Figure 14: Leading Importers of LNG - 2017
Figure 15: Global natural Gas Trade Movements
Figure 16: Growth by Region
Figure 17: Natural Gas Production by Region
Figure 18: World Natural Gas Reserves by Region
Figure 19: World Natural Gas Resource by Region
Figure 20: Natural Gas Supply in North America
Figure 21: Natural Gas Consumption in North America by Country
Figure 22: Natural Gas Supply in Western Europe
Figure 23: Natural Gas Consumption in Emerging Asia
Figure 24: Natural Gas Consumption in Middle East
Figure 25: Natural Gas Consumption in Central and South America
Figure 26: LNG Tanker Fleet
Figure 27: World Gas Demand (in Trillion Cubic Feet)
Figure 28: World Natural Gas Vehicles Fleet
Figure 29: Typical Natural Gas Composition
Figure 30: Oil & Natural Gas Formation
Figure 31: Natural Gas Producing States
Figure 32: Natural Gas Distribution System
Figure 33: Natural Gas Use
Figure 34: World Natural Gas Consumption by Region, up to 2030
Figure 35: World Natural Gas Consumption by End-Use Sector, up to 2030
Figure 36: World Natural Gas Reserves by Region, 2017
Figure 37: World Natural Gas Reserves by Geographic Region as of January 1, 2017
Figure 38: World Natural Gas Resources by Geographic Region, up to 2025
Figure 39: OECD Natural Gas Supply by Source, 2003-2030
Figure 40: Natural Gas Consumption in North America by Country, up to 2030
Figure 41: U.S. Natural Gas Supply by Source, 1990-2030
Figure 42: Natural Gas Consumption in OECD Europe by End-Use Sector, up to 2030
Figure 43: Natural Gas Consumption in OECD Asia by Country, up to 2030
Figure 44: Natural Gas Supply in China and India by Source, up to 2030
Figure 45: Natural Gas Consumption in Africa and the Middle East, up to 2030
Figure 46: Average Annual Increases in Industrial Natural Gas Consumption, up to 2030, by Region and Country
List of Tables
Table 1: Fossil Fuel Emission Levels - Pounds per Billion Btu of Energy Input
Table 2: Natural Gas Exports by Region (in Billion Cubic Meters)
Table 3: Regional Gas Flaring
Table 4: LNG Shipping Rates ($ per million Btu)
Table 5: World Working Gas Projections (Billion Cubic Meters)
Table 6: Underground Gas Storage in the World
Table 7: GTL Outperforms Crude Oil Diesel
Table 8: World Natural Gas Reserves by Country as of January 1, 2018
Table 9: World Natural Gas Production by Region and Country, up to 2030

Companies Mentioned

  • BP Plc
  • Chevron Corporation
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Edison SpA
  • Eni SpA
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Gazprom
  • Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA)
  • Repsol SA
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • RWE AG
  • Statoil
  • Total SA
  • Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy)