How U.S. LNG is Changing the Global Gas Market

How U.S. LNG is Changing the Global Gas Market

February 28, 2017

U.S. natural gas exports are helping to globalize the gas market, putting traditional buyer-seller relationships to the test and raising the possibility of far-reaching geopolitical consequences.

In 2016 the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas left by tanker from a terminal on the Gulf coast.  In the year since, U.S. LNG has made its way to customers around the globe, increasing competition in the gas market and threatening to loosen the grip of some suppliers on captive markets. Guest Anna Mikulska, Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, talks about the globalization of the natural gas market, the competitiveness of U.S. exports and their implications for relationships abroad.

Dr. Anna Mikulska is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and nonresident scholar in energy studies at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies at Rice University. Her research interests center around European energy markets and energy policy. She has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and co-authored articles in the European Journal of Political Research and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, as well as a chapter in the “Introduction to American Government” textbook. Mikulska has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and was on the editorial board of the law review at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland.

More information on US LNG development is available here: Philadelphia Gas Works’ LNG Expansion Efforts: A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Project Benefits and Risks