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RBAC Newsletter 2024 Issue 3

Major Global Gas Market Shifts on the Horizon Are there major shifts on the horizon? A month after the announcement by the White House of a U.S. LNG permitting pause, QatarEnergy LNG announced plans to capture nearly 25% of the LNG market through greatly expanded LNG export capacity by 2030. Europe meanwhile has been making […]

Italy: A Major Gateway Between Europe and Africa

Italy is one of the largest consumers of natural gas in Europe and is also home to one of the ‘supermajor’ oil and gas companies known as Eni. However, along with the rest of Europe, Italy’s domestic demand for natural gas has been decreasing with consumption dropping in 2023 to the lowest point since 2015. […]

Global Natural Gas Disruptions and the Role of Energy Market Simulation

RBAC’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Robert Brooks, joins David Blackmon to discuss exactly what energy market simulation is and its purpose in modeling real-world scenarios such as conflict in the Red Sea, slowdowns in the Panama Canal, reduced gas flows to Europe from Russia, the U.S. LNG export project permitting pause, and growth of emerging […]

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 […]