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Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2015 -- The political debate regarding shale gas continues to show limited momentum, but there remains some prospect for a reversal to the ban on shale gas exploration. Absent a reversal, the outlook for domestic exploration and production will remain bearish, and the downstream sector will remain vulnerable to further capacity rationalisations.

- The French cabinet approved a long-delayed energy bill in July 2014 that will encourage energy efficiency. The energy bill is expected to become law in early-2015 and the legislation poses some upside risk to our gas consumption outlook. Natural gas could become an attractive option as a backup to intermittent renewables.
- We have lowered our gas consumption forecast to account for revised IEA data and a bearish economic outlook, but the overall trend remains the same as we anticipate moderate growth in demand from the latter end of the forecast period.
- France is thought to have significant unconventional deposits of gas. Although the EIA downwardly revised its estimate of the country's technically recoverable shale gas resources in 2013, at 3.9trn cubic metres (tcm) the resource potential is still the second largest in Europe.
- A policy change under the current government is extremely unlikely, but in September 2014 former...

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The France Oil & Gas Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasts for France including major indicators for oil, gas and LNG, covering all major indicators including reserves, production, consumption, refining capacity, prices, export volumes and values. The report includes full analysis of industry trends and prospects, national and multinational companies and changes in the regulatory environment.

BMI's France Oil & Gas Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the French oil and gas industry.

Key Benefits

- Benchmark BMI's independent oil and gas industry forecasts for France to test consensus views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the French oil and gas market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the French oil and gas sector through reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in France.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key forecasts and industry analysis, covering oil and gas reserves, supply, demand and refining, plus analysis of landmark company developments and key changes in the regulatory environment.

Regional Overview

Regional perspective on size and value of industry sector; comparative rankings by production, refining, imports and exports of oil, gas and LNG.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Oil and Gas Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (independents, NOCs, IOCs and oil services companies) in the upstream and downstream markets.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points and is part of BMI's integrated Country Risk-Industry Rankings products.

Oil Market Outlook and Oil Products Outlook

Based on our country coverage of over 99% of global oil and gas production and consumption, BMI provides demand, supply and price forecasts to end-2018 for oil, gas and oil products

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Pricing: Oil price (US$/bbl, WTI, Brent, OPEC basket, Urals); Oil products prices (unleaded gasoline, gasoil/diesel, jet/kerosene - US$/bbl) at global hubs

Production, Consumption, Capacity and Reserves: Proven oil reserves (bn barrels), production, consumption, refinery capacity and throughputs (`000b/d); Proven gas reserves (tcm), production and consumption (bcm)

Imports and Exports: Oil exports/imports (`000b/d), value of oil exports/imports (US$mn - BMI base case); Value of oil exports at constant US$50/bbl and constant US$100/bbl (US$mn); Gas exports/imports (bcm), Value of gas exports/imports (US$mn); Value of gas exports/imports at constant US$50/bbl and US$100/bbl (US$mn); Value of petroleum exports/imports (US$mn); Value of petroleum exports/imports at constant US$50/bbl and US$100/bbl (US$mn)

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