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Cartelization in gas markets. Studying the potential for a “Gas OPEC”

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  • Steve A. Gabriel
  • Knut Einar Rosendahl
  • Ruud G. Egging
  • Hakob Avetisyan
  • Sauleh Siddiqui

    (Statistics Norway)

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Natural gas is increasingly important as a fuel for electric power generation as well as other uses due to its environmental advantage over other fossil fuels. Using the World Gas Model, a large-scale energy equilibrium system based on a complementarity formulation, this paper analyzes possible future gas cartels and their effects on gas markets in a number of regions across the world. In addition, scenarios related to lower transport costs and decreased unconventional gas supply in the United States are considered.

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Paper provided by Research Department of Statistics Norway in its series Discussion Papers with number 638.

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Handle: RePEc:ssb:dispap:638

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Keywords: natural gas; market equilibrium; complementarity model; energy;

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  1. Huppmann, Daniel, 2013. "Endogenous shifts in OPEC market power - A Stackelberg oligopoly with fringe," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79758, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  2. Ibrahim Abada, 2012. "A stochastic generalized Nash-Cournot model for the northwestern European natural gas markets with a fuel substitution demand function: The S-GaMMES model," Working Papers 1202, Chaire Economie du Climat.
  3. Ibrahim Abada, 2012. "Study of the evolution of the northwestern European natural gas markets using S-GaMMES," Working Papers 1203, Chaire Economie du Climat.
  4. Ibrahim Abada & Vincent Briat & Steve A. Gabriel & Olivier Massol, 2011. "A Generalized Nash-Cournot Model for the North-Western European Natural Gas Markets with a Fuel SubstitutionDemand Function: The GaMMES Model," EconomiX Working Papers 2011-8, University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX.
  5. S. Siddiqui & S. Gabriel, 2013. "An SOS1-Based Approach for Solving MPECs with a Natural Gas Market Application," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 205-227, June.
  6. Egging, Ruud, 2013. "Benders Decomposition for multi-stage stochastic mixed complementarity problems – Applied to a global natural gas market model," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 226(2), pages 341-353.

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