BMI Publishes New Special Report, ‘Fracking Goes Global: State Of Play And Outlook’

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just published a special report Fracking Goes Global: State of Play and Outlook, which examines the latest developments, opportunities and outlook for the global unconventional oil and gas sector, focusing on the proliferation of fracking (hydraulic fracturing) techniques and the impact this will have on energy industries and economies.

The majority of the discussion in our new report focuses on shale formations, which is the area that the industry is broadly concentrating its resources towards, and from where we have the greatest pool of data available for a quantitative and qualitative global assessment. Although the report has much on fracking in the US, it also examines developments, obstacles, opportunities and risks affecting the industry worldwide.

Our report answers key questions, such as:

  • How do attitudes towards fracking in Western and Eastern Europe differ, and how will this play out for the industry?
  • What are the risks to Latin America’s development of the fracking industry?
  • How does the picture for shale exploration and production look in Asia, and what are the strategies of the key markets?
  • How will infrastructure and fiscal challenges impact efforts to tap Africa’s shale gas?
  • What do the exploration activities in the Mississippian Lime hold for the United States’ energy sector?

The special report draws on BMI’s 28 years of analytical experience to critically assess the proliferation of hydraulic fracturing techniques and global energy dynamics.