Originally published in 1983, Broadman and Montgomery present an agenda for further research into deregulated natural gas markets by relating natural gas production, transmission and distribution with the economic function of contracts and local distribution companies. This work raises fundamental issues that could arise with the deregulation of the natural gas industry and outlines analytical methods that could be used to predict any problems that might arise and possible changes to policy. This title is of interest to students of Environmental Studies and professionals.
Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The Natural Gas Industry in a Deregulated Environment: An overview of Policy Issues 3. Structural Changes in Downstream Markets under Field price Deregulation 4. The Impact of Field Price Deregulation on Vertical Transactional Arrangements 5. Upstream Deregulation and the Behavior of Downstream Firms under Continued Regulatory Restraint 6. Changes in Downstream Regulatory Regimes 7. A Research Agenda; Bibliography; Index