Imperial College London

DrAdamHawkes

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Energy Systems
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9300a.hawkes

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Quasirat Hasnat +44 (0)20 7594 7250

 
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Location

 

C502Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Guo:2018:10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.024,
author = {Guo, Y and Hawkes, A},
doi = {10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.024},
journal = {Energy},
pages = {820--834},
title = {Simulating the game-theoretic market equilibrium and contract-driven investment in global gas trade using an agent-based method},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.024},
volume = {160},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - To understand how the alternative US liquefied natural gas exportation strategies may affect future global gas market dynamics, a global-scale model Gas-GAME is developed using an agent-based framework. This is the first model having explicit contract-driven capacity expansion process, allowing investors to hold imperfect foresights, and simulating market power in global gas trade. With these features, Gas-GAME can analyse market development subject to the incentives and perspectives of each market player. The model simulates short-term game-theoretical market equilibrium with Mixed Complementarity Problem approach. For long-term investment decisions, bilateral contracting processes considering both import requests and export profitability are modelled. A base case is presented and validated, followed by a case study considering US export strategy. When the US stays conservative in export expansion, gas supply tightness occurs, leading to continuing European dependence on Russian gas, and a shift to pipeline-based import in the Chinese market. Conversely, when the US invests aggressively, Middle East and Australia both see significant revenue losses, and Western Europe constructs more regasification plants to provide alternatives to Russian supply. Gas-GAME captures the essential dynamics between market power, short-term prices and long-term contracts to provide a more nuanced view of global gas market.
AU - Guo,Y
AU - Hawkes,A
DO - 10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.024
EP - 834
PY - 2018///
SN - 0360-5442
SP - 820
TI - Simulating the game-theoretic market equilibrium and contract-driven investment in global gas trade using an agent-based method
T2 - Energy
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.024
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63351
VL - 160
ER -