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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

  • A Fracking Ban Will Never Happen

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 15,065 times

    It’s primary season, which generally means Democratic candidates for President are trying to see who can swing farthest Left. This is especially true when it…

  • U.S. Oil Market Suffering As The Trade War Escalates

    Published 07 September 2019 | viewed 42,586 times

    The ongoing trade war with China is impacting many industries. Market volatility is being exacerbated by President Trump’s pattern of vacillating between threats and cease-fires…

  • The Best Way To Play The Energy Sector Sell-Off

    Published 07 September 2019 | viewed 6,925 times

    Last week I received a news alert that highlighted the extent of the current bear market in energy stocks. Typically, late in a business cycle…

  • Why The Midwest Should Protect The Ethanol Market

    Published 25 August 2019 | viewed 7,359 times

    Today I want to conclude the recent series of articles on ethanol. Previous articles in this series were: Ethanol Industry In Free Fall Since President…

  • The Fatal Flaw In The Ethanol Industry

    Published 21 August 2019 | viewed 7,798 times

    Despite once being included on an “Ethanol Enemies List“, I would like to see a healthy U.S. ethanol industry. I think it’s important for the…

  • The Reason China Is Winning The Battery Race

    Published 08 August 2019 | viewed 10,714 times

    The world is becoming increasingly electrified. Not only are developing countries increasing the availability of electricity to their populations, but the electrification of existing transportation…

  • The No.1 Reason Why Oil Isn’t Trading Over $100

    Published 03 August 2019 | viewed 75,505 times

    One of the most important questions in the global oil markets revolves around U.S. oil production. There is probably nothing OPEC would like to know…

  • The Permian Boom Is On Its Last Leg

    Published 28 July 2019 | viewed 90,142 times

    There’s no question that over the past decade, the U.S. shale oil boom has had a tremendous impact on global oil markets. The surge of…

  • The World Can’t Let Nuclear Energy Die

    Published 20 July 2019 | viewed 12,865 times

    This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption…

  • The Ten Countries With The Greatest Fossil Fuel Production

    Published 20 July 2019 | viewed 30,262 times

    Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy over the past decade, fossil fuels still dominate global energy consumption. According to BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019,…

  • Renewables On Track To Pass Nuclear Energy

    Published 13 July 2019 | viewed 12,338 times

    This article is the fifth in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the…

  • U.S. Increases Dominance In Natural Gas, Produces More Than Entire Middle East

    Published 10 July 2019 | viewed 9,961 times

    The U.S. became the world’s top natural gas producer as a result of the shale gas boom. In 2005, the U.S. was well behind Russian in…

  • The Biggest Oil & Gas Winners In Q2 2019

    Published 07 July 2019 | viewed 26,510 times

    The first half of the year is in the books. Following its best quarterly performance in nearly ten years in the first quarter, the S&P…

  • Despite A Boost In Demand, Coal Demand Remains Well Under Its Peak

    Published 06 July 2019 | viewed 12,649 times

    This article is the third in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply…

  • U.S. Accounts For 98% Of All Global Oil Production Growth

    Published 29 June 2019 | viewed 21,744 times

    Earlier this month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources…

  • BP Chief Pushes Renewable Investment Boost

    Published 20 June 2019 | viewed 10,524 times

    Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 was released, covering energy data through 2018. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major…

  • Renewable Capacity Moves Ahead Of Coal In The U.S.

    Published 19 June 2019 | viewed 7,251 times

    The revolution in renewable power hit a new milestone in April. Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released it’s latest Energy Infrastructure Update (EIU), with data through…

  • Energy Majors Face Off To Get A Piece Of This $40 Billion Deal

    Published 17 June 2019 | viewed 7,224 times

    With the sweltering summer heat advancing, Iraq’s electricity sector is in desperate need of an upgrade. Residents suffer significant daily power outages, which often makes…

  • America’s Most Important Natural Gas Export Market

    Published 13 June 2019 | viewed 10,271 times

    Recently the Trump Administration announced plans to impose a 5 percent tax on all goods imported from Mexico unless “the illegal migration crisis is alleviated.”…

  • Is Now A Good Time To Buy Energy Stocks?

    Published 13 June 2019 | viewed 18,402 times

    It was only a month ago that I began advising investors to ease up on certain energy stocks, following 20 percent-30 percent gains since the…

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