What are the Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on the US Economy?

At the USAEE / IAEE Conference in Houston, Texas, October 25th – 28th, RBAC attended and had some very interesting takeaways from the panel on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and its impact on the U.S. economy. According to the panel, there will be: Investment shifts to massive new investment in electricity and clean energy […]

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 […]

The Inflation Reduction Act

Is There a Silver Lining for The Natural Gas Industry? President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on August 16, 2022, in company of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), noted as gaining concessions in relation to energy. What are the key takeaways from the IRA for the natural gas industry: Increased royalty rate on […]

RBAC Releases Both Global and Regional Gas and LNG Visual Analytics

https://vimeo.com/709202463 The transition to a low carbon world has been the driving force behind the energy transition and natural gas and LNG must play a critical role in achieving that low carbon future. From Natural Gas production and consumption to LNG exports and imports, from gas prices to gas flows, you need to know where […]

Fueling the New England energy Crisis

Recently Reuters and WSJ wrote about increased LNG exports, rising energy prices and increased carbon emissions due to switching AWAY from natural gas. At RBAC, we run energy market simulations through GPCM software to get the best information possible and here are some key points about that impact fuel use decision-making, LNG exports and prices: […]

Affordable Clean Energy Access Everywhere is One of RBAC’s Long-Term Goals

Source: Introducing RBAC Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Houston, TX – Dr. Robert Brooks Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of RBAC, Inc. responded to a statement by EQT’s CEO, Toby Rice regarding the importance of natural gas and LNG during the energy transition. “Toby Rice, CEO of EQT, has been an outspoken advocate for environmental responsibility in […]

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 […]

RBAC-Refinitiv 2021 Global Gas & LNG Balance Forecast and Report

Houston, Texas, June 17, 2021.  In 2020, utilizing RBAC’s G2M2® Market Simulator for Global Gas and LNG™, Refinitiv and RBAC studied the sensitivity of gas prices and LNG flows between the US, Europe, and Asia using a robust set of 20 possible weather scenarios.  The resulting joint 24-month forecast and report explored the evolving inter-relationships […]

Dr. Brooks joins the 11th Gulf Intelligence Global UAE Energy Forum discussing the how the Biden Administration could reposition the US as a climate leader.

Houston, Texas, January 19, 2021.  On January 13th RBAC’s Founder, Dr. Robert Brooks, was a featured panelist on a Roundtable at the 11th Gulf Intelligence Global UAE Energy Forum entitled “How can Biden reposition the US as a climate leader in his first 100 days in office?”. Other panelists included Dr. Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for […]

What is the Role for Natural Gas in the Energy Transition?

RBAC’s G2M2® Electric Demand Model is not only capable of forecasting country-level natural gas demand in the power sector, but also provides a hint of energy mix in power generation and flexibility in fuel prices, carbon prices and energy policies. In RBAC’s “What is the Role for Natural Gas in the Energy Transition” full report, […]