Global tight gas market revenue is expected to reach USD 59.40 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2014 to 2020. Tight gas has a critical role in supply of natural gas in North America mainly in the U.S. Tight gas was the leading unconventional gas contributing to the growing demand for natural gas in the nation, until recent years, when shale gas emerged as a feasible alternative. China is expected to emerge as a leading regional market for tight gas with extensive drilling activities underway for tight gas extraction across the nation. With China estimated to possess significant reserves, global expenditure tight gas R&D, exploration, and commercialization is expected to witness significant surge over the next six years. Advanced fracturing techniques have led to an economical extraction of tight gas. Large reservoirs are found in North America, Russia and China. Global and integrated oil and gas players such as Total and Shell have been actively involved in exploration and production of tight gas. With a target of ramping up tight gas and CBM (Coalbed Methane) production, the Chinese government has been actively investing in infrastructure building, which is expected to be critical for tight gas market development over the next six years. In addition, increasing drilling activities in Argentina and Oman have been supporting the global production rate of tight gas.
Power generation emerged as the leading application market for tight gas and accounted for 33.1% of total tight gas produced globally in 2013. Power generation along with being the largest market is also expected to be the fastest growing application markets for tight gas at an estimated CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2020. North America dominated the global market for tight gas with the U.S. and Canada together accounting for more than 75% of global tight gas produced in 2013. However, government support to push the production of tight gas in China is expected to make Asia Pacific the fastest growing market for tight gas at an estimated CAGR of 13.6% from 2014 to 2020.
For providing market estimates and forecast, tight gas market has been segmented on the following levels:
• Tight Gas Application Outlook (Volume, Bcf; Revenue, USD Billion; 2012-2020)
• Power Generation
Regional coverage of the database includes:
• North America
This pocket data report, published by Grand View Research, provides complete market estimates and forecast for the tight gas market. Data has also been provided on a regional level on the basis of products as well as applications. The database also includes an industry snapshot of key trends and competitive landscape with company market share analysis.
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