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Robert Rapier

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Robert Rapier

Latest articles from Robert

  • Joe Biden Could Never Ban Fracking

    Published 29 September 2020 | viewed 7,510 times

    I have always viewed politicians that promise to ban hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — with some level of suspicion. In fact, a…

  • Can Biden Decarbonize The U.S. Power Sector In 15 Years?

    Published 19 September 2020 | viewed 2,660 times

    Last week’s article focused on the nine key elements of Joe Biden’s plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice. Today, I want to…

  • The Nine Key Points In Biden’s Energy Strategy

    Published 10 September 2020 | viewed 5,879 times

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has laid out an ambitious energy plan. His campaign has released nine key elements of Biden’s plan for a Clean Energy…

  • Supermajors Still Struggling Despite Oil Price Recovery

    Published 28 August 2020 | viewed 3,692 times

    The global COVID-19 pandemic led to an abysmal second quarter for the earnings of U.S. oil companies, but oil prices themselves staged a recovery during…

  • The World Needs More Nuclear Power To Lower Emissions

    Published 24 August 2020 | viewed 2,174 times

    Two weeks ago in Renewable Energy Growth Continues At A Blistering Pace, I highlighted the inability of renewable energy to keep up with overall energy demand:…

  • The Biggest Challenge In Curbing Global Emissions

    Published 15 August 2020 | viewed 4,029 times

    This is the sixth and final article in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture…

  • COVID Pandemic Has Upended MLPs

    Published 01 August 2020 | viewed 8,651 times

    Income-generating assets have had a challenging time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Popular income vehicles like master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been especially hard-hit. The…

  • Is Commercial Hydrogen Possible Without Fossil Fuels?

    Published 15 July 2020 | viewed 19,062 times

    In a previous article, I analyzed the carbon footprint of producing hydrogen from fossil fuels. That is how over 95% of the world’s hydrogen is…

  • The U.S. Is Determined To Dominate Global Natural Gas Markets

    Published 11 July 2020 | viewed 24,086 times

    This article is the third in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply…

  • The World’s Most Important Oil Consumers And Producers

    Published 04 July 2020 | viewed 20,634 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 24,891 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 31,871 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 80,668 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 14,635 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 8,789 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 55,395 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 24,866 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 86,992 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 45,455 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 23,633 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…

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