2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry
Welcome to the Black & Veatch 2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry report. This third edition highlights the dramatic changes taking place across all aspects of the natural gas industry. In contrast to just 12 months ago, cautious optimism has been replaced by heightened activity. With domestic pricing expected to remain low, and demand from power generators, exports and manufacturing expected to rise in the near and extended terms, there are new capital inflows and projects in development that are garnering significant investment.
As in past years, the report offers insight on the sectors current view of events shaping the market. In addition, this year the report takes a look at key developments in the transportation liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, high-profile events shaping the U.S. natural gas market outside the scope of our research; and the growing role for LNG in India and China.
Demand for natural gas is expected to surge domestically and around the world in the years ahead. Managing this growth while ensuring the safe, reliable delivery of supplies to propel business and heat U.S. homes will require the expertise of a broad coalition of business leaders, regulators and interest groups.
On behalf of Black & Veatch, we thank all who participated in the 2014 industry survey. We also acknowledge the contributions of our professionals who have provided their knowledge and expertise to develop and analyze the key issues identified in the survey that shape the industry in the United States and abroad.
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