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留学生论文Research Question and Research Methodology:美国页岩天然气开采对ST的经济影响

时间:2017-11-30 13:16来源:www.ukthesis.org 作者:英国论文网 点击联系客服: 客服:Damien
这项研究是探讨美国页岩气开采对ST公司的业务发展战略的潜在经济影响。业务发展小组初步评估了美国页岩气对ST业务的影响,表明美国液化石油气出口有可能填补全球液化石油气需求不足,主要是在亚洲。本文首先对液化石油气码头选择最佳位置的战略方法。
ST提供石油、化工产品储存、天然气。任何创新商业生产过程,如商业页岩气开采的影响,都应仔细评估。目前,该公司不活跃在液化石油气储存部分。ST的目标之一是积极进入受美国页岩气生产影响最大的液化石油气储存市场。页岩气开采被认为是液化石油气生产的主要催化剂和相关技术的发展。液化石油气市场转型被认为是由日益增长的美国出口页岩天然来源的液化石油气的便利,更广泛的巴拿马运河开放2015个重要的液化石油气的运输能力增加2015。本章构建了回答研究问题的方法论:
 
Chapter 1 Research Question and Research Methodology
 
This study was commissioned by Stolthaven Terminals (ST) to explore the potential economic impact of US shale gas extraction on ST’s business development strategy. The business development team’s preliminary assessment of the impact of US shale gas on ST’s business demonstrates a possibility for US LPG exports to fill unmet global LPG demand, primarily in Asia. This paper generates a strategic approach to selecting an optimal location for a new Stolthaven LPG terminal.
 
Stolthaven Terminals offers storage for petroleum, chemical products, and gas. The implications of any innovative commercial production process, such as commercial shale gas extraction, should be evaluated carefully. Currently, the company is not active in the LPG storage segment. One of the ST’s objectives is to actively enter the LPG storage market, which is highly influenced by the US shale gas production. Shale gas extraction is presumed to be the main catalyst for LPG production and the development of related technologies. The LPG market transformation is believed to be facilitated by the growing US exports of shale NGL-derived LPG, the wider Panama Canal opening in 2015 and a significant LPG shipping capacity increase by 2015. This chapter frames the methodology that will answer the research question:
 
Which investment opportunities does the impact of the US shale gas extraction upon the global LPG market bring to an independent storage operator’s (in application to Stolthaven Terminals) business development?
 
The studied problem can be defined as a managerial optimization problem. The current business should be optimised to reflect the reality of industry developments under the US shale extraction influence. The methodology modifies Chopra and Meindl’s (2013) theoretical framework for network design decisions into a structured strategy for LPG network design and LPG storage capacity location so that it can be applied to the studied problem and in order to develop a recommendation for Stolthaven Terminals on the optimal location of a new LPG terminal in 2015.(责任编辑:BUG)


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