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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

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

    Published 19 March 2020 | viewed 82,993 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 73,458 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 10,784 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 29,760 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…

  • Spending Jeff Bezos’ $10 Billion For Climate Change

    Published 29 February 2020 | viewed 18,938 times

    Last week Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon — and the world’s richest person — announced in an Instagram post that he would commit…

  • Is Energy Storage As Clean As We Think?

    Published 20 February 2020 | viewed 8,492 times

    Since the turn of the century, there has been a global explosion in the production of renewable power. According to the 2018 BP Statistical Review…

  • OPEC Aims To Balance Oil Markets Against All Odds

    Published 13 February 2020 | viewed 12,897 times

    As 2019 came to a close, oil prices were under pressure from the continued surge of U.S. shale oil. Although OPEC and its partners had…

  • The “Black Swan” Event That Could Unravel OPEC’s Efforts

    Published 10 February 2020 | viewed 27,520 times

    The book “The Black Swan” was written by former Wall Street trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb to describe rare, outlier events that can’t be predicted beforehand,…

  • Reinstating An Oil Export Ban Would Be A Disaster For The U.S.

    Published 03 February 2020 | viewed 13,123 times

    In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016. A provision of this bill repealed a crude oil export ban that…

  • Oil Bankruptcies Are Reaching Worrying Levels

    Published 01 February 2020 | viewed 52,666 times

    Law firm Haynes and Boone recently released its updated Energy Bankruptcy Reports. These reports cover North American oil and gas producers, oilfield services and midstream bankruptcies from…

  • Could Oil Prices Fall Below $50?

    Published 29 January 2020 | viewed 28,711 times

    One of my energy sector predictions for this year was that oil prices would not drop below $50 a barrel. This may turn out to…

  • Which Is Safer For The Environment? Lithium-Ion Or Lead-Acid Batteries?

    Published 25 January 2020 | viewed 26,116 times

    Following recent articles I wrote on both lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, I received significant correspondence about the environmental pros and cons of both types of battery. In this article…

  • Oil Will Stay Above $50 Per Barrel In 2020

    Published 16 January 2020 | viewed 21,070 times

    We begin 2020 with the stock market again testing record highs. We just finished a year in which oil prices rose by more than 30…

  • How The U.S. Has Reduced Its Dependence On Middle East Oil

    Published 15 January 2020 | viewed 9,932 times

    With tensions in the Middle East high, I have fielded a number of queries on how this might impact the world’s oil markets. Today I…

  • This Was The Most Successful Energy Niche Last Year

    Published 13 January 2020 | viewed 8,455 times

    I had originally intended on presenting my 2020 energy sector predictions today, but those aren’t quite ready. I expect to publish that column no later…

  • The Five Most Important Oil Stories Of 2019

    Published 31 December 2019 | viewed 11,840 times

    I close out every year with a story on how my annual predictions fared, followed by what I felt were the top energy stories of…

  • How Accurate Were This Year's Oil Price Predictions?

    Published 30 December 2019 | viewed 17,318 times

    At the beginning of each year, I make several predictions about the energy sector for the upcoming year. You can see those predictions and read…

  • Why Chevron’s $10 Billion Impairment Matters

    Published 25 December 2019 | viewed 30,049 times

    Chevron surprised a number of people last week when it announced that it would take a non-cash, after-tax impairment charges of $10 billion to $11…

  • Will The Exxon Ruling Impact Future Climate Cases?

    Published 23 December 2019 | viewed 13,665 times

    As I explained last month in Exxon Knew. Did They, Though?, perceptions outside of an oil company are often at odds with what is happening…

  • Is A New Price War Looming For OPEC?

    Published 12 December 2019 | viewed 11,439 times

    Last week OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations agreed to additional oil production cuts in an effort to support oil prices. Following the 177th Meeting…

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