Raymond James Sees ‘Substantial’ Year-to-Year Gas Demand Increase

Questioning whether the natural gas market is currently in a “doom & gloom” or “demand boom” period, Raymond James analyst J. Marshall Adkins said one year after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation there should be a “substantial” year-over-year natural gas demand increase.

August 29, 2006

Producer, Consultant Disagree on Outlook

Producers predicting gloom and doom for gas supply based on 1997reserve replacement estimates are being way too pessimistic,according to Tom Woods, Ziff Energy Group vice president for U.S.gas services. He told attendees at GasMart/Power ’98 Wednesday inNew Orleans the reason gas prices have been so high is that themarket is spooked. “How much of what we are seeing is the substanceof what is occurring and how much of what we are seeing is reallythe form it is taking because of some change maybe in industrybooking practices? I would suggest to you that industry bookingpractices are beginning to resemble a more traditional inventoryapproach to life rather than the very long-term reserve toproduction ratios that we traditionally used to have in terms ofrecovery…”

May 7, 1998