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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

  • The World’s Most Important Oil Consumers And Producers

    Published 04 July 2020 | viewed 17,486 times

    Following last week’s release of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, I began to review and analyze the data. Today I take a…

  • Fossil Fuels Make Up 84 Percent Of The Global Energy Market

    Published 29 June 2020 | viewed 21,721 times

    This week BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review covers energy data through 2019, and provides a comprehensive picture of supply and…

  • Rebound In Oil Prices Helps Prop Up Midstream Sector

    Published 19 June 2020 | viewed 30,515 times

    Since the March lows, the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry has recovered most of its losses. While the overall sector is still…

  • The Oil & Gas Sector Could Already Be In Terminal Decline

    Published 17 June 2020 | viewed 72,306 times

    The fossil fuel industry has faced serious headwinds for several years, but the rise of renewables combined with the fall in consumption as a consequence…

  • Estimating The Carbon Footprint Of Hydrogen Production

    Published 15 June 2020 | viewed 12,931 times

    Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe. It can be used as a source of power, and it is an important…

  • The Secret To A Low-Carbon Future

    Published 10 June 2020 | viewed 7,788 times

    The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future. This transition is being aided by policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as rapidly…

  • Three Reasons Oil Prices Are Bouncing Back

    Published 01 June 2020 | viewed 53,083 times

    Oil prices have come a long way since the deep dive into negative territory a month ago. One could argue that the price of West…

  • Midstream Companies Slash Capex By 50% After Oil Crash

    Published 23 May 2020 | viewed 23,915 times

    With the collapse in oil demand, oil producers and refiners have come under intense financial pressure. Not far behind are the integrated supermajors like ExxonMobil…

  • A Once-In-A-Lifetime Warnings For Oil Investors

    Published 11 May 2020 | viewed 85,805 times

    Last week Royal Dutch Shell did something that would have been nearly unthinkable at the beginning of this year. The company cut its dividend for…

  • The Terrifying Truth About Trading Oil

    Published 07 May 2020 | viewed 43,828 times

    When we buy stocks – as long as we don’t trade on margin – we know that the worst case scenario is a 100% loss…

  • Ethanol Is Taking A Beating In The COVID-19 Crisis

    Published 02 May 2020 | viewed 22,659 times

    In a previous article, I reported that gasoline demand had plummeted to the lowest demand number in more than 50 years. But the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • Can A Trillion New Trees Really Combat Climate Change?

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 10,341 times

    Last month I discussed the announcement by Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon — that he would commit $10 billion toward fighting climate…

  • The Reality Of The End Of Oil

    Published 11 April 2020 | viewed 238,102 times

    The Oil Age has powered the world for well over a century. There have been two general schools of thought about how it will ultimately…

  • Demand Destruction Will Decimate Oil Prices

    Published 04 April 2020 | viewed 52,877 times

    I have been warning since January that the long-term ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the oil industry could be significant and long-lasting.…

  • Oil Stocks Haven’t Hit The Bottom Just Yet

    Published 31 March 2020 | viewed 53,601 times

    It’s hard to overstate the nature of what has happened in the oil markets since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in early January.…

  • The U.S. Can’t Afford To Let Shale Fail

    Published 31 March 2020 | viewed 34,336 times

    It’s no secret that the growth of U.S. shale oil has been a thorn in the sides of both Saudi Arabia and Russia. They have…

  • How Chevron Could Win Big On “The Worst Oil Deal Ever”

    Published 19 March 2020 | viewed 90,168 times

    Last week someone commented to me that Chevron could now buy Occidental Petroleum cheaper than it offered to acquire Anadarko. There is an element of…

  • Why Didn’t Russia Just Cut Oil Production?

    Published 15 March 2020 | viewed 80,879 times

    Last week OPEC conducted meetings with a coalition of partners that have worked together to limit oil production since 2016. It was widely reported that…

  • Coronavirus Causes Unprecedented Oil Demand Destruction

    Published 09 March 2020 | viewed 12,515 times

    The oil markets have been anticipating a big impact on oil demand from the coronavirus outbreak. That’s why we have seen a 30 percent drop…

  • Why Russia Is Rooting For Bernie Sanders

    Published 08 March 2020 | viewed 31,659 times

    Recently Senator Bernie Sanders acknowledged that he had been briefed by U.S. intelligence on Russia’s attempts to interfere in U.S. elections on his behalf. In…

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