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Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbooks in International Law series

Edited by Kim Talus

International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called ‘international energy law’, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship with energy policy. The Research Handbook on International Energy Law examines various aspects of international energy law and offers a comprehensive account of its basic concepts and processes.

Chapter 13: Contractual issues in the international gas trade: LNG - the key to the golden age of gas

Peter Roberts and Ruchdi Maalouf

Subjects: economics and finance, transport, environment, environmental law, transport, law - academic, energy law, environmental law, human rights, international economic law, trade law, public international law, politics and public policy, human rights, urban and regional studies, transport


Energy demand will rise constantly and significantly. We need to generate an energy landscape that gives us a lower carbon footprint. That gives us all challenges and opportunities. In all of this we see very strong gas growth. It is really driven by availability - there is some 250 years of gas resources available. It is acceptable from a CO2 footprint point of view, producing 50pc to 70pc less CO2 than coal for example. It is affordable currently and in the longer term. We have been building our gas strategy for 30 years because we saw this coming.

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