Flexibility in Natural Gas Supply and Demand

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International Energy Agency

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Author(s):
IEA
Publication Date :
16 Dec 2002
Pages :
200
ISBN :
9789264033917 (PDF) ; 9789264199385 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264033917-en

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In most IEA Member countries, natural gas demand varies strongly during the year, according to temperature. Flexibility is needed to cover seasonal swings and variations in gas demand, especially for household customers. This book analyses how new flexibility tools and mechanisms are developing with market liberalisation and with the evolution of supply and demand trends. It highlights differences in flexibility requirements and provisions among IEA Member countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Recommendations
1. Introduction
2. Supply and Demand Trends in OECD Regions and Their Impact on Flexibility
3. Flexibility Tools in Traditional Markets
4. Market Liberalisation: A New Context for Flexibility
5. The Role of LNG in Flexibility
IEA Country Annexes
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
References