The Emerging New Order in Natural Gas: Markets versus Regulation

The Emerging New Order in Natural Gas: Markets versus Regulation

by Arthur S De Vany, W. David Walls


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Since 1984, relaxed federal guidelines have allowed the natural gas industry to become far more flexible and competitive. Once gas pipelines were given the option of open access, the barriers to markets and competition dissolved. The success of open access points to the emergence and evolution of a fluid and informationally rich network of regional markets that form today's single national market for natural gas. A broad range of specialists and academics in economics, regulatory economics and economic modeling, industrial organization, and energy and natural resources will find the implications of this work important reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899309446
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/1995
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

ARTHUR S. DE VANY is Professor of Economics and a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

DAVID WALLS is Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents


The Emergence of Markets

The Transformation of Natural Gas

Regulation versus Markets

Crisis and the Emergence of Markets

The Evolution of Markets

Markets and Networks

Markets in the Producing Areas

City Gates

Gas Prices and the Futures Market

Competitive Institutions for Networks

Assessing Competitiveness


Accessibility Matrices



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