Americas: Macroeconomic overview

October 2016

The outcome of the United States’ presidential election on 8 November is expected to have a noticeable impact on the country’s gas market.

It is looking increasingly likely that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will be the next US president. However, a Clinton victory may not be all good news for gas as her policies put greater emphasis on clean energy. Clinton would move to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% by 2025 compared with 2005, rising to more than 80% by 2050.