quinta-feira, fevereiro 13, 2014

The Golden Age of Gas... Possibly: An Interview With The IEA | Zero Hedge

Mais um argumento pesado a favor da paragem do Programa Nacional de Barragens de Elevado Potencial Hidroelétrico... que a EDP e a Iberdrola em breve mendigarão do governo, não sem antes fazerem o bluff do pedido de indemnizações por suspensão dos contratos. Marinho Pinto, aqui tens um bom naco de matéria jurídica para pegar pelos cornos!

The Golden Age of Gas... Possibly: An Interview With The IEA | Zero Hedge

OP: How is the shale
boom reshaping the global financial and economic system? Who are the winners and losers in this emerging scenario?

IEA: One of the key messages of our World Energy Outlook-2013 is that lower energy prices in the United States mean that it is well-placed to reap an economic advantage, while higher costs for energy-intensive industries in Europe and Japan are set to be a heavy burden.

Natural gas prices have fallen sharply in the United States – mainly as a result of the shale gas boom –  and today they are about three times lower than in Europe and five times lower than in Japan. Electricity price differentials are also large, with Japanese and
European industrial consumers paying on average more than twice as much for electricity as their counterparts in the United States, and even Chinese industry paying  almost double the US level.

Looking to the future, the WEO found that the United States sees its share of global exports of energy-intensive goods slightly increase to 2035, providing the clearest indication of the link between relatively low energy prices and the industrial outlook. By contrast, the European Union and Japan see their share of global exports decline – a combined loss of around one-third of their current share.

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