English; Paperback; 100 pages
Published April 1, 1999 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-4485-9; SKU: 14485
"With abundant underdeveloped reserves of natural gas, this
resource has the potential to play a large role in meeting the
world's growing energy demand."
Natural gas competes with other resources for use in power
generation. In addition, its other uses have increased dramatically.
Since it offers substantial environmental advantages over other
hydrocarbon fuels, governments and investors are considering natural
gas. This volume examines a range of issues relating to gas sector
reform and gas market development. It also examines the reform
experience in an array of countries. The last section reviews some of
the commercial issues faced in expanding the role of gas, such as, the
challenges of developing and financing cross-border gas pipeline trade
and the difficulties of attracting investors to projects involving
countries with high credit and currency risks.