- October 2011: Vol. 4, Number 9

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The Opportunity in Natural Gas Infrastructure: New Technologies and Regulations Have Put the Sector on a High-Growth Course

by Tyson Freeman

The market for natural gas has changed fundamentally in recent years. The geographical shift in natural gas production and massive new gas discoveries are creating significant demand for new infrastructure, including power generation assets to midstream pipeline and storage infrastructure. Investors say this is a unique time to invest and the opportunity is expected to last for years.

Total natural gas infrastructure capital requirements in the United States are expected to reach $205.2 billion and average $8.2 billion per year between 2011 and 2035, according to a report by the trade group Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) called North American Midstream Infrastructure Through 2035 — A Secure Energy Future Report.

“The macro situation in the energy ma

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