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Natural Gas Policy & Market Impact

Kenneth B. Medlock III

Natural Gas Policy & Market Impact.

This paper investigates how new potential and proposed regulations will influence the natural gas market in the United States in the coming decades, using the Rice World Gas Trade Model (RWGTM) to examine scenarios in which domestic natural gas development is stressed in a variety of ways. It considers a range of possible policy actions from the federal to the local level.

Funding for this study was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The PDF of the paper below is followed by a report on an Oct. 30, 2014, Baker Institute conference, "The Shale Revolution: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?