Gas Matters: The NGLs Interview with Eric Smith


Eric Smith
, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, was interviewed in the March 2018 issue of Gas Matters about the emerging natural gas liquids (NGLs) market. Smith discussed the regions currently profiting from NGLs, how gas-focused E&P companies have marketed NGLs, and the likelihood of an NGL glut in the U.S.

“The moderator for the U.S. will be how much it puts into the export market. That’s true of LNG, as well as NGLs. We have capacity to produce both, and will continue to build new capacity to the extent that there’s an international market for the products. However, I suspect that even 20 years from now, we’ll still be exporting NGLs, as well as intermediates like olefins, and of course bulk plastics; just in different proportions.”

To read the article in its entirety, see The NGLs Interview: Eric Smith, associate director of the Energy Institute at the AB Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.