Pace Global

U.S. Shale Cost Analysis

Clien Need
Client Need:
Expert analysis of the economics of shale gas exploration and development in the U.S.


Our Role
Our Role:
In support of our clients, Pace Global provides regular reporting, reviews and briefings on economic, environmental and political developments concerning shale gas in the U.S.  Pace Global evaluates the true all-in costs of acquiring, finding, developing and producing natural gas and associated liquids.  These studies provide ongoing assessments of the operational and financial performance of major shale players, including the natural gas price level required to sustain development.


Results
Results:
As shale gas development has generated a high level of media attention over the past few years, our international clients are very interested in whether shale gas will truly be a “game changer” that will fundamentally alter the global gas and LNG industry.  There are several critical questions regarding shale gas production in the U.S. and around the world that our clients are interested in, including:

  • Are current natural gas prices in the U.S. adequate for sustainable production of shale gas?
  • How will evolving commodity (gas, oil) prices affect shale development?
  • Will the U.S. market rise to a level that will make LNG deliveries in the U.S. economically attractive again?
  • How will environmental opposition affect expanded shale development?
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