Lessons from the Natural Gas Market: The Alaska Gas Shortage
NG Market Notes – July 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Despite Alaska’s tremendous reserves, the citizens of Anchorage and environs are facing a natural gas shortage. The problem isn’t the resource, it’s getting the resource out on the ground and into the local distribution system. In July’s NG Market Notes, Associate Director Bob Gibb looks at the history of this problem and what might be done to solve it.
The exit of Denali-The Alaska Gas Pipeline Project is the latest repercussion from the shale boom. Navigant looks at some possible implications in June's NG Market Notes.
A recent report claims that the full-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of shale gas exceeds those of coal. Navigant's Rick Smead finds that the report’s conclusions are based on faulty data or assumptions, and are therefore misleading, and that the assertions made by the report should not impair the robust development of the nation’s abundant natural gas resource.
Gordon B. Pickering
Mr. Pickering is a director in the Energy practice, with a strong background in energy pricing, price forecasting and risk management. He is the editor of NG Market Notes, a monthly publication providing perspective on natural gas industry issues.
Richard G. Smead
Mr. Smead is a Director in the Energy practice, specializing in upstream and midstream natural gas issues. He has more than 33 years' experience in the natural gas business, including as a senior executive for several pipeline companies.
Robert J. Gibb
Mr. Gibb is an Assoc. Director in the Energy practice bringing 35+ years of experience in drilling, reservoir management, marketing, regulatory and dispute management, in the gas industry and gas pipeline sector.