2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report

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2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report

Sustained low natural gas prices and evolving global supply dynamics are pushing natural gas industry players to innovate and find flexible solutions to meet market needs. The 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report by Black & Veatch examines how organizations are planning for long-term, sustainable operations that can accommodate rising supplies and deliver them to markets eager to use natural gas as a cheaper and cleaner power generation source.

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UK Energy Sector Transformation Marks Historic Milestones
In the chronicles of Great Britain’s energy industry, 2017 will go down as a significant year. At a time already characterized by change and uncertainty, two events stand out. One signals a break with the past; the other suggests the shape of things to come. In April, for the first time ever, Britain’s National Grid ran for 24 hours without any coal-generated power. In September, for...
Jan 12, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Global Supply Stokes New Infrastructure Opportunities
Even as the global supply of natural gas surges — lowering the cost but also the margins for organizations across the industry — production shows no signs of decelerating. Countries with abundant reserves stand poised to raise their output, hoping to satisfy an increasing worldwide appetite for cleaner energy. But major questions persist about the ability of emerging markets to absorb this...
Jan 12, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Natural Gas Storage Operators Bracing for Regulatory Impact
Storage solutions continue to drive natural gas’s prominence as part of a balanced power portfolio. Results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report survey signal that in order to realize natural gas storage potential, industry organizations will first need to manage the array of associated federal and state regulations. Final rules to be issued by the U.S....
Jan 10, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Amid Changes in the Federal Regulatory Landscape, States Take the Lead
Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced...
Jan 4, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Funding, Preparation and Culture Keys to Securing Critical Infrastructure and Systems
In Washington, D.C., the Trump administration’s focus on infrastructure investment has gained growing attention in the energy sector and intensified dialogue about how these assets are protected from both cyber and physical attack. To get a better sense of the risk environment, the administration issued an executive order in May mandating an assessment of the country’s resilience against cyber...
Dec 28, 2017 9:00 AM ET