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Special Issue "Empirical Analysis of Natural Gas Markets"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Economics and Policy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David A. Anderson

Centre College, 600 W. Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422, United States
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Interests: environmental economics; resource economics; law and economics; crime
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Hamori

Kobe University, 2-1, Rokkodai, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Interests: applied time-series analysis; empirical finance; data science; international finance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent developments warrant new analysis of the natural gas market. Abundant supplies of natural gas unearthed by hydraulic fracturing have altered the landscape for energy economics. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments have accelerated the shift away from coal as the dominant source of electricity, in part because natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. The processing and liquefaction of natural gas remove most of its impurities, and compared to petroleum and coal combustion, natural gas combustion releases relatively little CO2 and NOX, among other pollutants. Its low environmental impact and reduced volume make liquefied natural gas (LNG) a popular source of energy during this time of transition between traditional fuels and newer options. Broad availability furthers the appeal of LNG. Unlike oil, whose sources are concentrated geographically, natural gas is extracted on six continents. In the United States, the shale gas revolution has made natural gas a game changer. Due to its many sources, even countries that import LNG can limit their supply-side risk by diversifying their suppliers. With this Special Issue, we will focus on empirical analyses of the natural gas market and its growing relevance worldwide.

Prof. Dr. David A. Anderson
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Hamori
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Natural gas market
  • Global energy consumption
  • Clean fuels
  • LNG (liquefied natural gas)
  • Henry Hub
  • Spot prices
  • Future prices
  • Spillover
  • Risk management
  • Demand for natural gas
  • Supply of natural gas
  • Natural gas price elasticity
  • Global natural gas trade
  • Relationship between the price of natural gas and the price of oil
  • Influence of Chinese demand on the world market
  • Interregional natural gas trade
  • Global natural gas trade
  • Supply and demand imbalances
  • Natural gas and the environment

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