Volume 4 number 12, pages: 29 - 38
Natural gas is a primary energy resource with the indicated highest annual growth of global demand and consumption in all recent forecasts. The chemical industry is a leading non-seasonal consumer of natural gas, mainly because it utilizes natural gas both for energy and as a feedstock. Specifically, these major and established gas consumers in chemical industry enjoy worldwide a recognized status of "privileged clients" of gas industry and as such have been granted the most favorable commercial terms. Unfortunately, that is not the case in Serbia. This paper emphasizes the economic logic and rationale of demands of major industrial users regarding harmonization of gas prices with EU standards.
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