Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2012

Natural Gas

by Rawi Abdelal and Sogomon Tarontsi


In an overview of natural gas as a fossil fuel and traded commodity, the case describes various regional markets of natural gas, highlighting diversity of price formation mechanisms across and within those markets. Recent changes in the economics of unconventional natural gas extraction—"the shale revolution"—could potentially remake those markets, steering the world toward the "golden age" of natural gas.

Keywords: Markets; Strategy; Energy Sources; Energy Industry; Mining Industry;


Abdelal, Rawi, and Sogomon Tarontsi. "Natural Gas." Harvard Business School Case 713-020, September 2012.