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RBC Capital Markets and Economist Intelligence Unit release special report
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - On the heels of record-low natural gas prices, RBC Capital Markets and the Economist Intelligence Unit published a report today focusing on the U.S. shale gas boom and its implications for North American economies and businesses. The report examines how the surge in unconventional gas production is transforming sectors such as energy and transportation.
"We are entering a paradigm shift in the way that businesses and national governments look at energy, particularly as it relates to underlying market drivers, business models, risks and economic impact stemming from the shale gas boom," said Marc Harris, RBC Capital Markets' Co-Head of Global Research.
"The coming years will be transformative for companies, particularly those in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and transportation sectors, which will, in turn, create opportunities for both investors and corporations," added Richard Talbot, Co-Head of Global Research, RBC Capital Markets.
Key findings from the research include:
About the Survey
Implemented by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by RBC Capital Markets, the report draws insight from a survey of 357 North American C-suite executives across a variety of industries; in-depth interviews with key experts and leading companies involved in the shale gas boom; and desk research based on the latest data, documents and reports from within the industry.
About RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is the corporate and investment banking arm of RBC and is consistently ranked among the top global investment banks. With over 6,300 employees, RBC Capital Markets is active globally in fixed income, foreign exchange, infrastructure finance, ECM, metals & mining and oil & gas. Working with clients through operations in Asia, Australia, the UK, Europe, and in every major North American city, RBC provides capital markets products and services from 75 offices in 15 countries. RBC Capital Markets has major hubs in New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.rbccm.com.
About the Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the world's leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. It provides accurate and impartial intelligence for companies, government agencies, financial institutions and academic organisations around the globe, inspiring business leaders to act with confidence since 1946. EIU products include its flagship Country Reports service, providing political and economic analysis for 195 countries, and a portfolio of subscription-based data and forecasting services. The company also undertakes bespoke research and analysis projects on individual markets and business sectors.
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