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The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674971837

Publication Date: 04/24/2017

Academic Trade

416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Agnia Grigas, an expert on global energy markets and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, masterfully explains the geopolitical underpinnings of this gas triangle between Europe, Russia, and the United States in her latest book… Grigas details the major gas players, infrastructure, and the geopolitical tensions over energy supplies. Her book tackles dense issues with clarity and is written in a compelling manner… The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas should be required reading for those policymakers hoping to understand its implications on policy and the international order.—Maria Dugas, Newsweek

As Grigas’ book ably explains, fracking has had economic and environmental effects that will become more profound over time. So, too, will the geopolitical consequences, as the increasing supply of LNG puts pressure on Qatar, Russia, and other gas exporters and makes it less costly for countries such as China and India to reduce their dependence on coal to meet their growing needs for electricity.—Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs

Thorough and well-cited, this book is a must-read for any student of global energy security, yet it is digestible to readers interested in understanding shifting geopolitics and international affairs.—Joel Hicks, The Globe Post

Grigas’s book reveals many insights into the often murky world of international natural gas trade. A real contribution to understanding this industry.—Guy F. Caruso, Senior Advisor, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

This book describes with convincing clarity the important changes taking place in the natural gas markets. Readers will welcome Grigas’s comprehensive analysis of the geopolitical linkages and the transformation of the balance of economic power between supplier and consuming countries that are currently much to the advantage of the United States.—John Deutch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas is a compelling and well-written study of the multiple revolutions that are transforming the global gas business. With every aspect of natural gas—supply, markets, demand, and technology—in motion worldwide, Agnia Grigas’s book is a timely guide to the geopolitical and strategic consequences.—Thane Gustafson, author of Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia

A thoroughly persuasive and penetrating investigation of the key political and market forces that transform the global gas sector.—Suedeen Kelly, former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

At a time when the natural gas business is experiencing fundamental changes and becoming increasingly a global industry, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of all the relationships that have driven the business to where it is today. It also provides the foundation for understanding the future evolution of the industry.—Charif Souki, Chairman, Tellurian Investments

A penetrating exposition of how globalisation and geopolitical change are transforming the former playbook that allowed monopolists to dominate the gas industry.—Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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