Since the price deregulation in natural gas was enacted in the 1990s, there has been roughly one "dash for gas" every decade. These dashes for gas have infl uenced the globalization of the gas industry while being uniquely North American and European phenomena. The fi rst two involved increasing demands from the power sectors in Europe and the United States which were chasing what appeared to be dwindling supplies. The current dash for gas is fundamentally different and is driven by fl ush supplies in North America chasing multiple new markets. The nature of the current dash for gas has more potential to induce a globalized market for natural gas than did the previous episodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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