SOURCE: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research, Ltd.

January 19, 2011 13:58 ET

Shale Gas Production, New Technologies Shape the Energy Industry, Says Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - Plunkett Research, Ltd. has released its newest market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Energy Industry Almanac, 2011 edition, which identifies and analyzes major trends shaping the energy industry.

According to Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., "The biggest news in the energy sector is the abundance of natural gas production from shale. Without this shale gas, America would have seen vastly higher gas prices."

Major trends affecting the Energy Industry analyzed in Plunkett's report include:

  • The U.S. electric grid needs significant new investment.
  • New drilling methods increase natural gas supply. Shale gas is abundant.
  • Demand for natural gas leads to new pipelines.
  • Russia, Brazil and West Africa play increasingly important roles in oil and gas -- Israel develops major gas fields.
  • Companies use new technologies for enhanced oil and gas recovery.
  • Extension of offshore drilling into extreme water depths continues -- Deepwater Horizon accident impacts Gulf drilling.
  • Energy demand climbs in India and China -- Nuclear, hydro and gas projects grow.
  • Conservation and alternative energy leads to technology investment and innovation.
  • The industry takes a new look at nuclear power.

"Enhanced exploration and production technologies will continue to boost returns on investment," said Jack Plunkett.

A complete report with detailed industry trends and statistics analysis is provided in Plunkett's Energy Industry Almanac, 2011 edition. This informative report gives you the competitive intelligence you need, with a detailed industry overview, industry analysis and market research. Plus, thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations and statistical tables -- everything you need all in one value-priced, easy-to-use package.

A complimentary video of Plunkett discussing these trends is now available on the Plunkett Research website, as well as YouTube, and an Introduction to the Energy Industry can be viewed at Plunkett's website. 

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