Price scenarios may alter gas-to-oil strategy for US unconventionals

Ruud WeijermarsAlboran Energy Strategy Consultants andDelft University of TechnologyDelft, NetherlandsTwo plausible scenarios for gas price recovery may alter the current shift of North American unconventional gas companies, diverting capital investment into oil rather than gas development projects.Neither the scenario for a price shock nor smooth recovery is necessarily a correct prediction of the future, but each provides useful insight into what might happen next, based on current changes and trends in the US gas industry. Several lessons also can be drawn from this strategy shift for unconventional gas development worldwide.US gas producers have paved the way for replacing dwindling d...

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