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Robert Rapier

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  • Global Energy Consumption Soars To New Heights

    Published 20 June 2018 | viewed 4,589 times

    This week the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy was released, which covers energy data through 2017. It is the definitive source for global…

  • Venezuela Won’t Have Enough Oil To Export By 2019

    Published 12 June 2018 | viewed 17,389 times

    On May 21st President Donald Trump signed a new executive order prohibiting certain oil-related transactions with Venezuela. GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, argues…

  • China’s Surprising Move To Cut Solar Subsidies

    Published 11 June 2018 | viewed 7,052 times

    Chinese solar companies sold off sharply on Monday following an announcement by the Chinese government that it would take measures that may curb the astronomical…

  • The Real Reason For Higher Gas Prices

    Published 09 June 2018 | viewed 30,062 times

    You probably have noticed that gasoline prices are again on the rise. Predictably, I have already seen stories arguing about President Trump’s culpability in this current price…

  • Why Aren’t Permian Oil Producers Profitable?

    Published 31 May 2018 | viewed 12,456 times

    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that only five of the Top 20 U.S. oil companies focused mostly on hydraulic fracking generated more cash than…

  • This Battery Breakthrough Could Change The World

    Published 26 May 2018 | viewed 15,684 times

    Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery. The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development…

  • Is The U.S. Ethanol Industry Under Siege?

    Published 19 May 2018 | viewed 9,911 times

    Following the 2016 presidential election, I explained Why The Ethanol Industry Should Fear President Trump. Since that time, the ethanol industry has indeed been on…

  • U.S. Renewable Capacity Soars

    Published 12 May 2018 | viewed 9,006 times

    The history of power production through the early part of the 21st century was very much a tale of nonrenewable energy resources. Power was produced…

  • How Russian Trolls Are Disrupting Energy Markets

    Published 08 May 2018 | viewed 6,904 times

    It is well-established that Russian trolls attempted to sow discord during the latest U.S. presidential election. But a recent report from the House Science, Space…

  • Rooftop Solar Could Power 75% Of U.S. Homes

    Published 03 May 2018 | viewed 7,973 times

    If you have ever wondered how much of the electricity demand in the U.S. could be supplied by rooftop solar, a new study has the…

  • The Overstated Threat Of High Oil Prices

    Published 28 April 2018 | viewed 16,438 times

    Last Friday, President Trump tweeted:  “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships…

  • OPEC Strategy Bears Fruit As Oil Prices Break Out

    Published 23 April 2018 | viewed 9,380 times

    In late 2016 OPEC engineered significant oil production cuts in order to address an oversupplied oil market. Global crude oil inventories had reached record highs,…

  • The U.S. Ethanol Industry Is Under Attack

    Published 21 April 2018 | viewed 13,826 times

    Jerry Jung’s passion for reforming the nation’s ethanol laws started when he noticed that the monarch butterflies had vanished from his hobby farm north of Clare, Michigan.…

  • Could Natural Gas Threaten Permian Oil Production?

    Published 18 April 2018 | viewed 14,362 times

    In a recent article, I provided a firsthand look at the booming oil production in the Permian Basin. Notably, after 100 years of production, the Permian Basin…

  • Are Energy Investors Overlooking Master Limited Partnerships?

    Published 10 April 2018 | viewed 5,487 times

    For most of the past 25 years, there was no better investment for income-seeking investors than Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). That changed with the oil…

  • Saudi Arabia To Fund Giant Solar Project With Oil Riches

    Published 07 April 2018 | viewed 15,170 times

    Modern Saudi Arabia has been built on the back of petroleum — an ancient resource that has been stored for millions of years underneath the…

  • Are We Sleepwalking Into The Next Oil Crisis?

    Published 02 April 2018 | viewed 41,787 times

    One school of thought is that future oil demand is set to decline because consumers will have better options. Many in this “peak demand” camp…

  • U.S. Petroleum Imports Could Fall To Zero In 2020

    Published 29 March 2018 | viewed 11,670 times

    In 2006, following 35 years of declining U.S. oil production, net monthly imports of crude oil and finished products had climbed to more than 13…

  • Is Another Oil Price War Looming?

    Published 14 March 2018 | viewed 15,613 times

    Recently, the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and BP updated their outlooks for U.S. oil production. All of these projections have…

  • U.S. Sets New Monthly Oil Production Record

    Published 06 March 2018 | viewed 9,568 times

    In a recent post, I wrote that the U.S. would almost certainly set a new oil production record this year. I noted that the most recent data from the…

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