Natural Gas in Asia 1st Edition

The period to 2020 is crucial for Asian gas markets. It will determine whether natural gas can become an important fuel in the emerging energy markets of China, India, Japan and Korea.

This book seeks to identify obstacles that frustrate the growth of gas utilisation in these major Asian countries. Potential demand is considerable, and significant supply sources exist in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Yet, domestic and international political factors, market imperfections and difficult issues associated with the transport of gas over long distances (whether by pipeline or as LNG) pose challenges to gas developments. The specific problems that vary from country to country are carefully assessed in the book by six acknowledged experts.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Natural Gas in China
  3. Natural Gas in India
  4. Natural Gas in Japan
  5. Natural Gas Expansion in Korea
  6. Russian and Central Asian Gas Supply from Asia
  7. Middle East and South East Asia: Gas-exporting Regions to Asian Markets

Conclusions