Ruth A. Maurer

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Conference Proceeding

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10 pages (includes illustrations).


The role of natural gas in the United States mix of energy supplies. Issues raised by the change from shortages and curtailments to a buyer's market. The nature of future natural gas markets, including either expansion or limitation of end-use controls. Short and long-term natural gas supply/demand and price forecasts, including domestic supplies, synthetic gas, and LNG imports. Economics of natural gas regulation and a brief history of United States natural gas regulation. Implications of forecasts from the perspective of producers; pipeline companies; consumers; the federal budget.