Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region
AbstractEast Asia is already the main destination of the world’s commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, the gas markets in the EAS area are either underdeveloped or fragmented. The objectives of this study are twofold, namely, i) to present a review of the trends in global gas market integration and ii) to draw implications and make recommendations for gas market development in the EAS area. To achieve the goal of an integrated gas market in the EAS region, governments in member economies must work together to implement a plan. Specifically, four recommendations are made to the EAS states: adopt a formal program to promote and nurture the development of gas markets in member states and phased sectoral reforms in relatively mature markets; set targets to gradually harmonise regulatory and technical standards in the gas sector; coordinate better to promote their “gas” causes; and boost cross-border connectivity and trading within the area and eventually achieve regional gas market integration.
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- Yanrui Wu, . "Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region," Chapters, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
- Yanrui WU, 2011. "Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region," Working Papers DP-2011-07, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
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