According to the International Energy Agency, natural gas is the only fossil fuel likely to remain in mainstream use in the energy mix over the coming decades.
As the market moves toward a cleaner and increasingly renewable energy mix, natural gas will remain in use to bridge the gap of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar.
Currently, natural gas is the most widely used fossil fuel, replacing coal as the primary source of power generation.
The lower emission fuel has encountered increasing oversupply and a price reduction which has seen its resurgence in power generation and heating.
After the issues caused within the European gas and power markets during last winter, where supplies were limited and sharp price rises were seen, there is caution to avoid further emergency mechanisms being triggered.
The IEA states that due to the vast interconnected nature of the gas markets, It is claimed that similar situations to these along with middle-eastern diplomatic tensions could cause ripples across the entire market in the future.