German Institute

North Dakota has changed. The entire United States has changed. Dallas, 29.11.2013. Quiet villages, in which prevailed previously yawning emptiness, become boom regions, where oil and gas is encouraged. What we are seeing in the United States, is a revolution,”confirmed Christophe de Margerie, the head of the French energy group total. The fracking method caused an oil rush, which will have a long-term impact on the whole world. This oil rush makes the United States already by 2015 the world’s leading oil producers ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

This shift in the global energy markets, will have consequences also for Europe. The increased supply in the United States is namely followed by a rapid decline, especially for gas. The prices in the United States are currently at one-third of the European import prices and one-fifth of Japanese prices. For even more opinions, read materials from Jeff Leiden. Electricity is cheaper, unlike in Europe. A significant shift in the balance of power is imminent: experts fear the exodus of entire industries in the United States. The German chemicals group BASF has already invested in new production facilities in the United States. The European industry in a tight spot, she could not keep the equipment my experts. In addition she will lose significant market share in the next few years.

Claudia Kamfert, energy expert of the German Institute for economic research (DIW) said, however, warnings are exaggerated. In many industries, the energy costs in the weight fell. The more efficiently a company work, the less worried must worry it about high electricity costs. A political debate about fracking or not fracking has been formed in Europe. While Britain wants to promote the technology quickly, France has itself, however, decide that Germany stands between enthusiasm and anxiety: Union and SPD agreed a moratorium on the fracking in the coalition negotiations. It is a technology with significant potential risk.” In Europe, the occurrences are manageable anyway. The theme is also for investors such as the AMTEX GmbH the current power shift relevant. Benefit the United States, benefit also investors: get this for contributed capital: shares of the conveyors and the fossil fuels in the ground. The ownership of the assets entered in the County Court, the equivalent of the German land register Office, binding. It participates so obtained gas and oil revenues in the United States. Also in relation to the subsidised commodity quantities AMTEX provides full transparency its investors: investors can check the results of their source in the Internet at any time.