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A Tale of Two LNG Importers: Japan and Taiwan

A Contrast in Energy: The Land of the Rising Sun and Ilha Formosa Japan and Taiwan show some similarity in their energy mix and policies, particularly in their high demand for LNG imports and their efforts toward decarbonization; however, the approach of each toward nuclear power is quite different and this fundamental difference affects their […]

The European Gas & LNG Conference

RBAC’s Director of Business Development, James Brooks attended the S&P Global European Gas and LNG Conference in London, October 25-26, 2022. According to Mr. Brooks there were several key takeaways that were quite noteworthy. There is a lot of optimism about getting through the 22/23 winter season as gas storage levels are high and going […]

Is Rescuing Europe from Energy Crisis causing US Natural Gas Prices to Soar?

Robert Kachmar, leading expert analyst on Natural Gas at RBAC Inc., will present October 24th, 2022, at the USAEE/IAEE conference in Houston, Texas, and address the global energy crisis and its far-reaching effects right here at home. “More than 20 million US households are behind on their utility bills. Inflation, the pandemic slowdown, and many […]

Dr Brooks Speaks to The Times, Korea

Original from The Times, Korea Dr Brooks says natural gas is the solution, not the enemy of the energy transition Dr. Robert Brooks received PhD 50 years ago in Operations Research (Applied Mathematics) with a minor in Energy Economics Great interest in cooperative projects with Korean companies 1997 Development of a complete model of North […]

Forecasting Monthly Price Spreads at Natural Gas Trading Hubs

Forecasting Monthly Price Spreads at Natural Gas Trading Hubs by Robert Brooks, Ph.D. and Ning Lin Ph.D.   Summary/Conclusions: Since 2020, RBAC, Inc., and Refinitiv, a London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Business, have collaborated on the production of an annual sensitivity study of price behavior at three major gas trading hubs:  Henry Hub in North […]

Trends in LNG Contracting and Why They Matter

by G2M2 Team and Jane Li, Zion Energy Consulting Market Disruption Recent events in the Russia-Ukraine conflict have sent shock waves through the global gas market. E.U. countries are currently scrambling to piece together a plan to reduce their dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds by the end of 2022, which is a tall order even […]

Capturing Carbon: Modeling CO2 Emissions Vital for Energy Transition

Houston, Texas, August 16, 2021 – Modeling CO2 emissions is a vital component for developing workable strategies to achieve the goals of the energy transition. RBAC’s enhanced GPCM® CO2 market model incorporates existing CO2 markets into a model framework and empowers users to evaluate a wide range of scenarios to gain insight about the possible […]

Unlocking the Secrets to the Northeast Natural Gas Flows and Pricing

Forecasting tool predicts effects of exploding production on NE prices Today, RBAC Inc., announced a breakthrough in natural gas price and basis modeling for crucial Northeast receipt and delivery points including Dominion South Point, Tennessee Zone 4 300 Leg, Texas Eastern M-3, Transco Z6 NY, and Algonquin city gates. GPCM® Natural Gas Market Forecasting System™ […]

North America: The Next Great Energy Exporter?

Los Angeles, California, October 18, 2012 – With the rapid development of its prolific shale gas plays combined with the high gas prices overseas, North America is poised to become not only energy independent, but a net exporter to the rest of the world. “Prospects for continued production growth are good, especially in the United […]

RBAC Acquires New Data Sources

Los Angeles, California, September 12, 2012 – RBAC Inc. has acquired HPDI’s DI Desktop application to significantly enhance its current supply data as well as provide greater detail related to production and well-specific characteristics for all GPCM® licensees. This includes detailed well-level data for both the U.S. and Canada. RBAC is currently accessing and implementing […]