North American gas demand faces a bright future, but determining the mix of supply sources that will meet that demand remains a big question for the region's natural gas industry.
A wide array of such scenarios were put forth at a Ziff Energy Group seminar in Calgary late last year.
U.S. natural gas consumption will reach about 32 tcf by 2020, with Canadian imports bridging most of a 5 tcf supply/demand gap, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA Administrator Jay Hakes said that Canadian gas imports are expected to grow to 4.9 tcf/year from a current 2.9 tcf. The EIA view holds that:
U.S. production in 2020 will be about...