This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Germany. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in Germany. The report compares the investment environment in Germany with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Germany together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.

Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals, pipelines and underground gas storage facilities in Germany for the period 2000-2015.

Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Germany.

Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Germany’s energy industry.

Information on the top companies in the Germany including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.

Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.

Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to Buy

Gain a strong understanding of the country’s energy market.

Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.

Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.

Assess your competitor’s major natural gas assets and their performance.

Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.

Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.

Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.

Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

Table of Contents

1 Table Of Contents 2

1.1 List of Tables 7

1.2 List Of Figures 9

2 Germany Energy Sector 10

2.1 Germany Energy Sector, Market Overview 10

2.2 Germany Energy Sector, Natural Gas 11

2.2.1 Germany Natural Gas, Overview 11

2.2.2 Germany Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 11

2.2.3 Germany Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 17

2.2.4 Germany Natural Gas, Infrastructure 18

3 Germany Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 19

3.1 Introduction 19

3.2 The Overall Ranking 19

3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 20

3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 21

3.3.2 Maximum State Participation 21

3.4 Gas Sector Performance 21

3.4.1 Exploration Activity 24

3.4.2 Gas Production 25

3.4.3 Gas Reserves 25

3.4.4 Gas Consumption 26

3.5 Economic Performance 26

3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 28

3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 28

3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 28

3.6 Socio-Political Performance 28

4 Germany Exploration And Production Gas Sector 31

4.1 Germany Exploration and Production Gas Sector, Country Snapshot 31

4.1.1 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 31

4.1.2 Germany Exploration and Production Gas Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 31

4.2 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 32

4.2.1 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 32

4.2.2 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas -Historical Production by Type 33

4.2.3 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 34

4.2.4 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 37

4.2.5 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 38

4.3 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 39

4.3.1 Germany Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasted Production 39

4.4 Germany Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 42

4.4.1 Germany Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 42

5 Germany Pipeline Sector 45

5.1 Germany Pipeline Sector, Key Data 45

5.2 Germany Pipeline Sector, An Overview 45

5.3 Germany Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 45

5.4 Germany Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 47

6 Germany LNG Sector 50

6.1 Germany LNG Sector, Regasification 50

6.1.1 Germany LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 50

6.1.2 Germany LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity (Bcf) Market Share by Company 51

6.2 Germany LNG Sector, Regasification Capacity 52

6.2.1 Germany LNG Sector, Regasification, Asset- Wise Regasification Capacity 52

7 Germany Under Ground Storage Gas Sector 53

7.1 Germany Under Ground Storage Sector, Key Data 53

7.2 Germany Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 53

7.3 Germany Underground Gas Storage Sector, Market Share by Company 53

7.4 Germany Underground Gas Storage Industry 55

7.4.1 Underground Gas Storage Industry in Germany, Storage Capacity by Area, April 2011 55

7.4.2 Germany Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 56

7.4.3 Germany Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Planned Terminals 58

8 Profile of Exxon Mobil Corporation 59

8.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Information 59

8.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Company Overview 59

8.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Business Description 59

8.3.1 Business Overview 59

8.3.2 Chemical 60

8.3.3 Downstream 60

8.3.4 Upstream 61

8.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation SWOT Analysis 63

8.4.1 Overview 63

8.4.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation Strengths 63

8.4.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation Weaknesses 64

8.4.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation Opportunities 65

8.4.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation Threats 67

9 Profile of Gaz de France 69

9.1 Gaz de France, Key Information 69

9.2 Gaz de France, Company Overview 69

9.3 Gaz de France, Business Description 69

9.3.1 Business Overview 69

9.4 Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 71

9.4.1 Overview 71

9.4.2 Gaz de France Strengths 71

9.4.3 Gaz de France Weaknesses 72

9.4.4 Gaz de France Opportunities 72

9.4.5 Gaz de France Threats 73

10 Profile of Royal Dutch Shell plc 74

10.1 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Key Information 74

10.2 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Company Overview 74

10.3 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Business Description 74

10.3.1 Business Overview 74

10.3.2 Corporate 75

10.3.3 Downstream 75

10.3.4 Upstream 77

10.4 Royal Dutch Shell plc, SWOT Analysis 78

10.4.1 Overview 78

10.4.2 Royal Dutch Shell plc Strengths 78

10.4.3 Royal Dutch Shell plc Weaknesses 79

10.4.4 Royal Dutch Shell plc Opportunities 80

10.4.5 Royal Dutch Shell plc Threats 81

11 Financial Deals Landscape 83

11.1 Detailed Deal Summary 83

11.1.1 Acquisition 83

11.1.2 Private Equity 88

11.1.3 Debt Offerings 89

11.1.4 Partnerships 90

11.1.5 Asset Transactions 91

12 Recent Developments 93

12.1 License Awards 93

12.1.1 Jan 20, 2011: Wintershall Wins 10 New Licenses In Norway 93

12.1.2 Jan 03, 2011: PA Resources Wins German Offshore License 93

12.1.3 May 17, 2010: Realm Energy Wins Aschen Shale Concession In Germany 94

12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 95

12.2.1 Dec 07, 2010: Gazprom, Wintershall Sign Sci-Tech Cooperation Program 95

12.2.2 Nov 01, 2010: WINGAS Expands Gas Storage Service Portfolio 95

12.2.3 Sep 09, 2010: DNV, Patjens Cooperate On First LNG Fueled Container Ship 95

12.3 Financial Announcements 96

12.3.1 Nov 12, 2010: EnBW Reports Group Net Profit Of EUR1.24 Billion For Nine Months Of 2010 96

12.3.2 Oct 20, 2010: BASF Reports Sales Of EUR15.8 Billion In Q3 2010 98

12.4 Other Significant Developments 98

12.4.1 Mar 30, 2011: Tamoil's Holborn Refinery Operating At Reduced Rate 98

12.4.2 Mar 29, 2011: EnBW Signs Syndicated Loan Facility For €2 Billion 99

12.4.3 Feb 15, 2011: BNK Petroleum Provides Operations Update 99

12.4.4 Jan 17, 2011: EnBW Appoints Thomas Kusterer As New CFO 99

12.4.5 Jan 12, 2011: Shell Negotiates Partial Sale Of Harburg Refinery In Hamburg, Germany 100

12.4.6 Dec 16, 2010: WINGAS Says Jemgum Natural Gas Storage Facility Reaches Next Stage 100

12.5 New Contracts Announcements 101

12.5.1 Nov 29, 2010: Neste Oil To Supply Renewable Fuel To Lufthansa Flights 101

12.5.2 Aug 30, 2010: E.ON Ruhrgas To Supply Gas To Energieversorgung 102

13 Appendix 103

13.1 Abbreviations 103

13.2 Methodology 103

13.2.1 Coverage 103

13.2.2 Secondary Research 104

13.2.3 Primary Research 104

13.2.4 Expert Panel Validation 104

13.3 Contact Us 105

13.4 Disclaimer 105

List of Tables

Table 1: Germany, Historical and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 12

Table 2: Germany, Historical and Forecast Exports and Imports of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 14

Table 3: Germany, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas, Trillion Cubic Feet, 2000-2010 16

Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, April 2011 19

Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2011 20

Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, April 2011 22

Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, April 2011 26

Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2011 27

Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 29

Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 29

Table 11: Germany, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2010 31

Table 12: Germany, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 32

Table 13: Germany, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2003-2010 33

Table 14: Germany, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2003-2010 34

Table 15: Germany, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company (MMcf), 2003-2010 37

Table 16: Germany, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003- 2010 38

Table 17: Germany, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast by Assets (MMcf), 2011-2015 39

Table 18: Germany, Active Gas Field Asset Details 42

Table 19: Germany, Pipeline Key Statistics, April 2011 45

Table 20: Germany, Natural Gas Pipelines Length By Company (Km), April 2011 45

Table 21: Germany, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 47

Table 22: Germany, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 (Contd.1) 48

Table 23: Germany, Natural Gas Pipelines, April 2011 (Contd.2) 49

Table 24: Germany Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 50

Table 25: Germany Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 50

Table 26: Germany, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 51

Table 27: Germany Regasification Capacity, Market Share by Company (Bcf), 2000-2015 51

Table 28: Germany Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 52

Table 29: Germany Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, April 2011 53

Table 30: Germany Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), April 2011 53

Table 31: Germany Underground Gas Storage Capacity, Market Shares (%), April 2011 54

Table 32: Germany, Underground Working Gas Capacity (MMcf) by Area, April 2011 55

Table 33: Germany, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), April 2011 56

Table 34: Germany, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), April 2011 (Contd.1) 57

Table 35: Germany, Planned Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), April 2011 58

Table 36: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Facts 59

Table 37: Exxon Mobil Corporation, SWOT Analysis 63

Table 38: Gaz de France, Key Facts 69

Table 39: Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 71

Table 40: Royal Dutch Shell plc, Key Facts 74

Table 41: Royal Dutch Shell plc, SWOT Analysis 78

Table 42: Tulip Oil To Acquire 75% Stake In Rhein Petroleum 83

Table 43: Vattenfall Sells 24.9% Stake In Stadtische Werke To Thuga 84

Table 44: Electricite de France Sells Its 45% Stake In EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg 85

Table 45: Macquarie To Acquire Thyssengas 87

Table 46: Haddington Ventures To Acquire Continental Gas Storage 88

Table 47: RWE Completes Debt Offering Of 4.625 % Subordinated Fixed To Floating Rate Notes For $2,219 Million 89

Table 48: Oiltanking Forms Joint Venture With Dupre Logistics 90

Table 49: GDF Suez To Acquire Five Natural Gas Underground Storage Facilities 91

Table 50: ORLEN Deutschland Acquires 56 Service Stations From OMV Deutschland 92

List of Figures

Figure 1: Germany, Energy Sector Split By Fuel Type (%), 2010 10

Figure 2: Germany, Historical and Forecasted Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 13

Figure 3: Germany, Historical and Forecast Exports and Imports of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 15

Figure 4: Germany, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas, Trillion Cubic Feet, 2000-2010 17

Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, April 2011 21

Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, April 2011 23

Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, April 2011 24

Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Number Of Exploration Blocks Awarded, April 2011 25

Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, April 2011 27

Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, April 2011 30

Figure 11: Germany, Natural Gas Assets Map, April 2011 31

Figure 12: Germany, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2010 32

Figure 13: Germany, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2003-2010 33

Figure 14: Germany, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company (MMcf), 2003-2010 37

Figure 15: Germany, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2010 38

Figure 16: Germany, Natural Gas Pipelines Length By Company (Km), April 2011 46

Figure 17: Germany, Underground Working Gas Capacity (MMcf) by Area (%), April 2011 55

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