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Mr. Thapa has over 10 years of experience applying economics and finance principles in complex oil- and gas-related litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings.

His commercial dispute work includes damages estimation, valuation, and pricing regarding energy assets and contracts. Mr. Thapa has evaluated pricing of and damages arising from disputes involving natural gas storage facilities, long-term purchase and sale agreements for natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil and natural gas pipeline transportation contracts, natural gas gathering and processing contracts, natural gas storage contracts, and power purchase agreements. He builds complex discounted cash flow models and applies appropriate discount rates to estimate damages in these proceedings.

Mr. Thapa also has expertise in regulatory economics of the midstream oil and gas sector which includes analyzing the rates charged by natural gas and oil pipelines, the business risks faced by natural gas pipelines, the economic justification for proposed natural gas pipelines and LNG storage facilities, pipeline access issues, and evaluating competition and market manipulation in natural gas markets.

Among his notable engagements, Mr. Thapa has testified before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, submitted written comments before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and coauthored a report on Understanding Natural Gas Markets for the American Petroleum Institute.

Testimony
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. AD12-12-000, Filed Comments re: Coordination between Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
March 30, 2012
Publications
Presentation
Demand Response for Natural Gas Distribution
June 29, 2018
Presented at the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) 31st Annual Western Conference
Presentation
Demand Response for Natural Gas Distribution: Opportunities and Challenges
June 2018
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.

The study evaluates both the potential benefits of and challenges hindering natural gas demand response (DR).

Presentation
The Global Context for Alaskan Oil and LNG
December 12, 2016
Presented at Law Seminars International's (LSI) 12th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation
Report
LNG and Renewable Power: Risk and Opportunity in a Changing World
January 15, 2016
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Changing Times – New Uncertainties: Assessing Their Effects on Global Energy and LNG Export Markets
December 08, 2014
Presented at the LSI Energy Markets and Regulation in Alaska Conference, Anchorage, AK
Report
Understanding Natural Gas Markets
September 2014
Published by the American Petroleum Institute
Presentation
Outlook for North American Trade in LNG and Oil
October 24, 2013
Presented at the LSI Energy Exports in the Northwest Conference
Presentation
The Uncertain Future For ANS LNG Exports
December 03, 2012
Presented at LSI's Energy in Alaska Conference, Anchorage, AK
News & Events
June 06, 2018
Brattle Analysis: Natural Gas Demand Response Could Alleviate Peak Supply Constraints

A study released today by Brattle economists evaluates both the potential benefits of and challenges hindering natural gas demand response (DR).

June 05, 2017
Brattle Consultants Contribute to Favorable Initial Decision for BP Products North America Inc. on Discrimination Claims Against Sunoco Pipeline

An initial decision by the FERC, finding that Sunoco Pipeline L.P. discriminated against BP Products North America Inc., relied extensively on testimony and evidence submitted by Brattle Principal Steve Levine.

December 12, 2016
Paul Carpenter to Present at LSI Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation

Brattle Principal Paul Carpenter will present at the Law Seminars International’s (LSI) 12th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Alaska Energy Markets and Regulation, taking place December 12-13, 2016 in Anchorage, AK and via webcast.

January 15, 2016
Report by Brattle Economists Reveals Increasing Competition Between Renewable Power and LNG-Fueled Gas-Fired Generation in Global Energy Markets

A new report by economists at The Brattle Group finds that competition between renewable power and gas-fired generation using liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America is increasing in overseas markets as a result of declining renewable power costs.

September 02, 2014
Brattle Consultants Prepare Two Reports for the American Petroleum Institute on Natural Gas and Crude Oil Markets

Brattle consultants have authored two separate reports for the American Petroleum Institute (API) that provide a comprehensive overview of the natural gas and crude oil and product markets.

June 04, 2014
Brattle Co-Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Potential Role of Demand Response in the Natural Gas Industry

The Brattle Group and Brown Rudnick LLP co-hosted the event, “Gas Demand Response: A Solution to the Electricity/Gas Interface Issue?”