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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

  • Oil Will Stay Above $50 Per Barrel In 2020

    Published 16 January 2020 | viewed 12,830 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 7,625 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 7,179 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 10,584 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 13,766 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 28,852 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 13,138 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 10,341 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…

  • The World’s 10 Biggest Polluters

    Published 07 December 2019 | viewed 13,763 times

    About 200 countries are presently convened for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid. The Conference of the Parties to the UN…

  • The Oil Company Built To Survive The Bear Market

    Published 05 December 2019 | viewed 24,342 times

    The oil and gas industry has had a rough ride since the oil price downturn of 2014. Over the past five years, the Energy Select…

  • This Oil Niche Is Performing Well Even With Low Prices

    Published 23 November 2019 | viewed 18,939 times

    Energy stocks have had an up and down year. But one segment of the energy sector has been unfairly punished in my opinion, even though…

  • There’s No Quick Fix To Global Emissions Growth

    Published 20 November 2019 | viewed 5,339 times

    Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2019. The WEO projects global energy supply and demand through 2040, under three different…

  • U.S. Shale Growth To Flatline Within 2 Years

    Published 17 November 2019 | viewed 15,570 times

    Earlier this summer, it seemed that U.S. shale oil growth was beginning to slow. But then production growth picked back up headed into the fall,…

  • The $75 Billion Indicator That Might Reveal Aramco’s True Value

    Published 13 November 2019 | viewed 10,045 times

    Last week Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Aramco announced its intention to publicly offer shares on the Riyadh stock exchange. The IPO has been pending…

  • Why Oil Companies Aren't Evil

    Published 07 November 2019 | viewed 10,206 times

    When I worked for the oil industry, I began to see things differently from the inside. The image in my mind of “Big Oil” began…

  • The Uncomfortable Truth About Biofuel

    Published 06 November 2019 | viewed 10,103 times

    Earlier this month, France’s constitutional court upheld a law cutting palm oil from the country’s list of approved biofuels and eliminating associated tax exemptions. The court rejected…

  • What’s Really Behind The Ethanol Crisis?

    Published 04 November 2019 | viewed 7,195 times

    If you ask politicians in the corn belt, or those who produce corn or ethanol, they know exactly where to place the blame for their…

  • Floating Nuclear Power: Chernobyl On Ice Or The Future Of Energy?

    Published 25 October 2019 | viewed 17,148 times

    Last month the Akademik Lomonosov, a first-of-its-kind floating nuclear plant built by Russian state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, arrived at Pevek, a port town on the…

  • The Death Of The World’s Most Popular Battery

    Published 17 October 2019 | viewed 13,116 times

    Batteries became an indispensable part of our daily lives during the 20th Century. But the pace of change has dramatically increased in the 21st Century…

  • Are Electric Vehicle Mandates Next On The Table?

    Published 12 October 2019 | viewed 8,885 times

    In my many discussions with ethanol proponents, they invariably push several narratives. Sometimes these narratives are sincere, but sometimes they are driven by glaring self-interest. Today…

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