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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

  • The Real Leader In Global Energy Production

    Published 13 August 2018 | viewed 7,729 times

    Last week President Trump spoke to business leaders at a dinner. Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, posted several tweets about the…

  • Are Natural Gas Prices About To Break Out?

    Published 11 August 2018 | viewed 23,433 times

    In the previous article, The U.S. Is Still The Global Natural Gas King, I highlighted the rise of the United States as the world’s leading…

  • The U.S. Remains The Natural Gas King

    Published 04 August 2018 | viewed 11,589 times

    Data from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy show that last year the U.S. maintained a healthy lead as the global natural gas powerhouse. In 2017, the U.S.…

  • How U.S. Shale Flipped The Script In Global Oil Markets

    Published 28 July 2018 | viewed 16,633 times

    In the previous article, Asia’s Insatiable Oil Demand, I covered global and regional oil consumption numbers according to the recently-released 2018 BP Statistical Review of…

  • Can Oil Demand Rise Much Further?

    Published 23 July 2018 | viewed 7,871 times

    Last month the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy revealed that global oil production has now grown for eight straight years. Oil consumption rose…

  • Is The U.S. Overly Dependent On Russian Oil?

    Published 17 July 2018 | viewed 7,450 times

    At this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels, President Trump criticized Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas: “Germany is totally controlled by Russia. They will be…

  • Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

    Published 07 July 2018 | viewed 8,866 times

    In April of this year, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide above 410 parts per million (ppm). This was…

  • Why Oil Prices Are Surging

    Published 30 June 2018 | viewed 44,793 times

    Oil prices rose last week to the highest levels since 2014. What was behind this price surge? Ironically, it was an announcement by OPEC that…

  • Global Energy Consumption Soars To New Heights

    Published 20 June 2018 | viewed 7,016 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 20,326 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 9,902 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 33,075 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 15,106 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 17,990 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 11,968 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 9,891 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 7,211 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 10,207 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 17,547 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 9,656 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,…

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