The Future of Natural Gas: MIT Study

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Editor Score:
85
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Quality:
80
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Usability:
80
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Reliability:
80
Asset Type
License
Free
Expiration
Friday, January 12, 2024
Geography
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North America Central America South America Oceania Scandinavia Europe Africa Middle East Asia
Publication year
2014
Energy Trend 2014
LNG
Industry
Energy/Utility
Energy Sub-sector
Oil and Gas

The Future of Natural Gas is a MIT multidisciplinary report examining the role of natural gas in meeting future demand under carbon dioxide emissions constraints.

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Publisher:
MIT
Time horizon:
Decade(s)
Editor review:
This MIT report, whilst very thorough, has the challenge that it assumes carbon constraints, which are not the only viable policy scenario for the US, quite the contrary. The other challenge, reading this report in 2014, is that it was written before the full magnitude of the US shale gas explosion was visible, although it is mentioned as a factor. Despite this, the panoramic overview of actors, factors, technologies, and scenarios is quite instructive. However, its influence likely got quite reduced by these factors. Quite usefully, the report underlines how the dependency on pipelines mean that the gas markets are highly regionalized, with North America, Europe, and Asia being the most important ones.
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