Η παγκόσμια αγορά του υγροποιημένου φυσικού αερίου (ΥΦΑ): Η θαλάσσια διακίνηση και η εξέλιξή της
The present thesis studies and analyses the shipping market of the liquefied natural gas (LNG). As it is also known, the shipping sector is an important one for the economy and plays a major role in its development. Especially, in our country, which has tradition to the shipping industry, constitutes a factor of the formation of Greece's economy. The natural gas has made its appearance the last years and it is already used as a source of energy in many countries around the world. Even though this market of natural gas was recently introduced in the shipping sector, it has already made significant steps and has exceeded the expectations of the global maritime community. In this paper therefore, an attempt is being made to record the development of the gas industry and the detailed analysis of the global shipping market of liquefied natural gas. In addition, a reference is being made of the investments in world-wide level and of the upcoming changes that will result from future developments. Also, it is not omitted a S.W.O.T. analysis to be made so as to give a more complete and clear picture for the prospects and the barriers in the industry of the liquefied natural gas. Furthermore, by using the statistical methodology of the SPSS program, relations between key variables are pointed out and analyzed in the subject market and after the conductions of several regressions the correlations of the study variables are confirmed. The paper concludes with the idea that this market can be evolved rapidly, but there should be no complacency because as any kind of market, this market will also gradually meet the recession as the times passes.