With Backstage Pass, you are joining an exclusive group of industry professionals with access to unique information, insights and connections across energy markets. Our most popular package of services allows you to plug into our network and get direct access to our premium resources, including RBN's entire archive of thousands of blogs covering the most relevant aspects of crude oil, NGLs, LNG, natural gas, and refined products markets, along with key developments in renewables and energy transition. Among the other Backstage Pass resources are Drill-Down Reports, Webcasts, periodic Backstage Pass Get-Togethers, and much more.
And the benefits keep coming. In recent months, we’ve rolled out additional features and tools, including early access to the latest daily blog, map search functionality, curated “playlists” of our most-read blogs as well as blogs covering foundational concepts, RBN event discounts, and exclusive offers from our partners.
Below, you will find detailed descriptions of our core features and the new ones launched in April 2023. Become a Backstage Pass by clicking on the monthly or annual options below. Or, if you'd like to learn more, please contact us via the form at the bottom of the page.
New Backstage Pass Benefits
Early Access to Daily Blogs
As a Backstage Pass member, you’ll receive exclusive early access to our blogs. RBN is famous for our free daily blog — and for good reason. We strive to make it an insightful and engaging analysis of the most important topics in the energy industry. But wouldn’t it be great if you could receive and read the blog a day before everybody else? Well, now you can. Backstage Pass members will now have access to two blogs each business day: the current day’s free blog you’ve always gotten, plus the next day’s blog.
Blog Series Navigation
When there’s an important topic that can’t possibly fit into one blog, we make it a blog series. With our new series navigation feature — located at the top of any blog that is part of a series — you can easily jump to a specific topic within a blog series or start from the beginning and work up to the latest one. While everyone can see the series list, only our premium Backstage Pass subscribers will have full access to older blogs in these series groupings.
Map Search Tool
Backstage Pass subscribers can now search our RBN blogs specifically for oil, natural gas, NGL, refined products, and renewables pipeline maps. You may filter results by state, basin, or keyword. A list of maps matching your criteria will appear with access to a high-resolution image and link to the related blog.
RBN Essentials Playlist — Energy Fundamentals Blogs
Are you new to the energy sector, looking to learn about a new side of the business, or just solidify your understanding of a specific aspect of the industry? The RBN Essentials Playlists recounts blogs we’ve previously written that delve into the key concepts underlying commodity market and industry trends and are intended to help readers understand markets and mechanisms they may be unfamiliar with. You can dig into a specific commodity or topic or just use them as background to understand more recent developments.
RBN Top Hits Playlist — Our Most-Read Blogs of the Year
Have you ever wanted to look back at which RBN blog topics the industry gravitated to among the major events that shaped energy markets in years past? Like revisiting the hit songs from previous eras, checking out our most popular blogs is fun and informative in charting major topics throughout the years.
Backstage Pass Exclusive Discounts and Partner Access
We’re now offering new partner discounts for Natural Gas Intelligence and Marcellus Drilling News, exclusively for our Backstage Pass members. Subscribers will also receive a 10% discount on any RBN event registration.
Backstage Pass Core Benefits
All RBN Backstage Pass™ subscribers have full access to RBN's entire archive of thousands of blog articles covering the most relevant aspects of crude oil, NGLs, LNG, natural gas, and refined products markets, along with key developments in renewables and energy transition. Topics include everything from infrastructure build-out, supply and demand fundamentals, regulatory changes, financials and much more. A sort and filter feature is also available to find a specific article or to get a list of blog articles for a particular theme or date range.
Drill Down Reports
Drill-Down Reports offer comprehensive, detailed assessments of major shifts in energy markets drawing from all aspects of the information that RBN has gathered, organized and analyzed, including our blogs, presentations and input from contributors.The topics for Drill-Down reports are selected by the RBN team to address the most important issues in today’s energy industry. New subscribers have access to all reports published in the past year, and may add-on the full suite for an additional one-time fee.
There will be Webcasts exclusively for our RBN Backstage Pass™ subscribers throughout the year. These webcasts are presented by Rusty Braziel and other senior members of the RBN analytics team and cover the most important developments happening in the energy markets.We will send an invitation email to all of our current subscribers once the next webcast is scheduled.
By tracking and modeling the relationships between crude oil, natural gas and NGLs we can anticipate major upcoming developments in these interdependent markets. SpotCheck is simply a graphical representation of many of the models, ratios and differentials that we track in the regular course of our business at RBN. A RBN Backstage Pass™ subscription gives you the ability to access and manipulate SpotCheck graphics over a multi-year time span.
RBN hosts several Get-Togethers for RBN Backstage Pass™ subscribers throughout the year. These are strictly social gatherings, but with all of our RBN folks attending, there is certainly a lot of market talk going on. We’ve hosted Crawfish Boils, BBQs, and even a trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.