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The shale boom is a result of fracking making new natural gas deposits available. So far, the US has mainly expanded production, but the consequences are worldwide. The global energy market is changing and a number of product and service markets are being affected.
The development drives investment and innovation in extraction, processing, distribution and use. But there are questions about economic and ecological sustainability. This means that investments are also associated with uncertainty.
This study focuses on dynamics throughout the value chain. It highlights the opportunities and challenges over the next few years and addresses the markets and technologies that are affected and run the area.