Navigating a fractured future

Insights into the future of the North American natural gas market

​This report summarizes the findings of several scenarios regarding the future of North American and global gas markets and offers related strategic insights. ​Deloitte utilized the analytical capabilities of the integrated North American and World Gas Models of Deloitte MarketPoint LLC to analyze the future of North American gas markets over the next two decades under a range of assumptions.

​Over the past decade, the North American natural gas industry has transformed vast, previously uneconomic shale gas deposits into valuable energy resources. While the so-called “shale gas revolution” has dramatically revitalized natural gas exploration and production, increased supplies combined with the slowdown in demand—resulting from the recent economic events—have sent North American gas prices down dramatically.

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