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International Market Integration for Natural Gas?: A Cointegration Analysis of Prices in Europe, North America and Japan

  • Guillaume L¿Hégaret
  • Boriss Siliverstovs
  • Anne Neumann
  • Christian von Hirschhausen

We examine the degree of natural gas market integration in Europe, North America and Japan, between the mid 1990's and 2002. The relationship between the international gas marker prices, and their relation to the oil price, are investigated through principal component analysis and Johansen likelihood-based procedures. Both of them show a high level of integration within the European/Japanese and North American markets; but they also show that the European resp. Japanese and the North American markets were not integrated.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 393.

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Date of creation: 2003
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