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Asia's Uncertain LNG Future

By Mikkal E. Herberg, Michael Bradshaw, Amy Myers Jaffe, Damien Ma, and Nikos Tsafos

Publication Year: 2013

Leading energy experts examine how and to what extent countries in the Asia-Pacific are integrating liquefied natural gas (LNG) into their energy-security strategies and analyze the key geopolitical implications for the United States and Asia.

Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research

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Asia’s incredible economic growth has powered an enormous increase in energy demand over the past two decades. The region has now become “ground zero” for global energy demand growth. Demand for every fuel type and energy source has soared to meet skyrocketing consumption and to prevent energy from becoming a bottleneck to economic growth...

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The New Geography of Asian LNG

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pp. 7-22

Asia’s LNG market is being transformed by the growth in the number of buyers and sellers as well as by a wider reach that will link Asian buyers to suppliers in Australia, North America, and East Africa. The diversification of supply sources will boost Asia’s energy security but will also create new linkages requiring careful political management. Much of Asia’s new supply will come from...

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China’s Coming Decade of Natural Gas?

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pp. 23-35

Through 2020, China intends to undertake profound shifts in its energy profile. As part of this process, natural gas stands to benefit as the country seeks to move toward a cleaner energy mix and shift away from coal. Yet as the government continues to encourage the use of gas, the potential scale of China’s demand may be beyond expectations. At the same time, it appears that...

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Russian LNG Exports to Asia: Current Status and Future Prospects

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pp. 37-50

The current desire on the part of the Russian government to expand LNG exports from the Russian Far East is a response to three policy drivers: first, the need to promote the economic development of the region; second, in the face of increased competition in Europe, the need to create new gas market opportunities in Asia; and third, the desire on the part of the Russian government to gain...

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How the Shale Revolution WillTransform U.S. Policy

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pp. 51-60

The rapid growth of oil and natural gas production from unconventional shale resources in North America will transform global energy markets and enhance U.S. strategic and economic power. The U.S. will become a stable, competitive choice for supplies of refined products, natural gas, and potentially oil exports to other major economies, thereby reducing the geopolitical influence of oil...

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Asia’s Uncertain LNG Future:Conclusions and Implications forthe United States and Asia

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pp. 61-65

The essays, discussion, and analysis that emerged from NBR’s 2013 Energy Security Program provide a powerful vision of Asia’s future liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets and the range of major uncertainties emanating from both the rapid market changes and the geopolitical dimensions of LNG supply and demand. It is clear that demand will grow strongly and...

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pp. 67-74

E-ISBN-13: 9781939131300

Page Count: 76
Publication Year: 2013