Country analysis and strategic market entry recommendations for a Japanese Utility

Client Requirements:

To identify the current market conditions for natural gas in a series of reports covering the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Portugal with a view to import liquefied natural gas for sale at a trading hub where possible. 

 

Approach:

The report covered the general supply and demand conditions including the reliance on import or export and the dominant importer and exporter markets.  Market entry was assessed by undertaking a study of the regulatory conditions within each country and the costs of selling gas into the market including transportation charges and requirements for selling at the virtual trading points.  A summary of potential entry strategies was also presented taking into account three scenarios of different levels of engagement with the market from a fully integrated player in the market to using strategic partners to market gas on behalf on the client.  A risk analysis was undertaken to look at the potential market and price risks. 

 

Delivery:

The project was delivered for each report with an initial presentation outlining the market conditions and regulatory framework for each country followed by a written report of approximately 25,000 words with graphs, graphical representations, tables and appendices.  A follow up meeting and presentation concluded each report to answer questions or to expand on certain elements.

 

Result:

Each report fed into the longer term planning of the client to enable an informed evaluation of each market.

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Artaois Ltd
European Gas Hub