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Qatar’s Plans for Vast LNG Expansion

Qatar’s Vast Reserves It is no secret that Qatar is one of the most important countries in the world when it comes to oil and gas. As of December 2022, Qatar had 843 tcf of estimated proven gas reserves, placing third after Russia and Iran and equaling 11% of the world’s proven reserves. However, Qatar […]

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 […]

Video: What Would Happen if a Major Waterway were Closed to LNG tankers?

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/903755356/8ae764afcc We all have seen the chaos in the Red Sea with diversions of shipping traffic around Africa. In Panama, low water levels and reduced traffic and increased rates. RBAC’s CEO, Dr. Robert Brooks, has written a very interesting article on what would happen to LNG traffic and markets, should such major waterways be closed […]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

We are big believers that in life the only constant is change. The constantly changing dynamics of the energy industry is a great example of this. Henry Hub hitting $8, Natural gas producers demonstrating capital discipline, a Democratic president requesting more fossil fuel production, the impact of the Russian/Ukrainian conflict on global markets, etc.? RBAC’s 22Q1 outlook […]

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 […]