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Robert Rapier

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Latest articles from Robert

  • The Five Most Important Oil Stories Of 2019

    Published 31 December 2019 | viewed 13,188 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 19,604 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 31,400 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 16,161 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 12,318 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 17,478 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 26,421 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 21,323 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 14,130 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 17,951 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 10,876 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 13,944 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 20,208 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 8,568 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 21,979 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 16,766 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 9,541 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…

  • Should Markets Worry About Falling Saudi Oil Inventories?

    Published 01 October 2019 | viewed 18,250 times

    Bloomberg is reporting that Saudi Aramco has restored oil production levels at the crude-processing plants at Abqaiq and at the Khurais oil field. Multiple reports that Saudi’s production would…

  • The Impact Of The Saudi Oil Attack Is Far From Over

    Published 23 September 2019 | viewed 19,869 times

    Oil prices have already pulled back from their surge following last weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. This has led some to say…

  • A Fracking Ban Will Never Happen

    Published 14 September 2019 | viewed 19,562 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…

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