I sure would like to get a look at this report (can anyone lend me 427 euros?):
Press Release Source: Research and Markets Ltd
Natural Gas in Crisis: How Power Companies Can Keep The Lights On
Wednesday January 4, 5:45 am ET
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2006--Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c27394
) has announced the addition of Natural Gas in Crisis: How Power Companies Can Keep The Lights On to their offering.
Whether you are a power company, a consumer or an investor, the current crisis in European natural gas affects you. Is this just a short-term crisis or will it continue to impact power companies' ability to perform for years to come? For example forecasts for this winter in North America are dire, with some ISOs predicting rolling blackouts.
The crisis will be long term. In this latest report "Natural Gas in Crisis: How Power Companies Can Keep the Lights On", the tipping points are shown - human bungling, wishful thinking, and natural disasters -- leading up to the current crisis. More importantly, you'll discover the steps you can take now and over the next several months to stem this disastrous tide.
Why North American natural gas supplies will stay tight now and for years to come.
Why LNG won't - and shouldn't -- rescue the North American power industry.
How gas exploration efforts are failing, and alternative sources proving less attractive, despite improvements in E&P technology.
Why decisions made in Ontario, Canada spell further chaos for the North American market.
How the crisis will spark fresh mergers and acquisitions.
You'll find solutions to this very real crisis, including:
Steps that your company can take now to ensure the lights will be on years from now.
How to change your capital investment plans to reflect the new energy reality.
How to ensure your company emerges as a winner, not a loser, from this crisis.
Natural Gas in Crisis examines the roots of the current natural gas crisis in North America, discussing its commercial, technological, political and environmental causes. Touted as the 'clean and inexpensive' fossil fuel, natural gas has tripled in cost over the past months as supply has been severely affected. Natural gas demand, which has risen rapidly over the past few years, is expected to skyrocket as the coal-fired power plants in Ontario, Canada are shut down and foolishly replaced by natural gas. This short-sighted move is sure to roil the North American energy markets further. Further, US production isn't able to keep up with current demand. Although exploration and production technology is improving and alternative sources for natural gas are being researched, these efforts won't yield enough supply to keep power plants running. LNG imports are being bandied about as the panacea to today's problem. This foolhardy strategy will only serve to make the US electricity industry dependent on supplies from overseas countries, many of them members of OPEC.
Topics covered in the report:
The Bubble Inflates
Big Trouble in Gasland
The Numbers Game
Offshore & Deepwater
LNG & Insecurity
Look Smarter, Drill Smarter
Tight Sands and Gas Shale
Coal Bed Methane
Gas Hydrates: Reality or Illusion?
Landfill Gas & Others
Pause For Thought: Does Natural Gas Make Sense for Power Anymore?
The Reckoning & Future Strategy
Houston Natural Gas
US Federal Trade Commission
Federal Power Commission
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
New York Mercantile Exchange
Natural Gas Clearinghouse
US Energy Information Administration
Congressional Budget Office
California Public Utilities Commission
Minerals Management Service
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
National Energy Research Laboratory
Gas Technology Institute
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c27394