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Robert Rapier

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  • Renewables On Track To Pass Nuclear Energy

    Published 13 July 2019 | viewed 14,124 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 13,253 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 29,395 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 24,562 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 27,729 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 13,349 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 10,263 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 9,653 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 12,352 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 23,703 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…

  • Ethanol Industry Suffers Major Blow

    Published 03 June 2019 | viewed 17,368 times

    Ethanol supporters were certain conditions for them would improve following Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Pruitt had sued the EPA over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).…

  • The Tricky Question About Nuclear Even Experts Can’t Answer

    Published 26 May 2019 | viewed 15,985 times

    My wife and I have been watching the new HBO miniseries on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. During the second episode, she asked me the…

  • Debunking The Oil Industry Cash Flow Myth

    Published 11 May 2019 | viewed 31,907 times

    One of the refrains I often hear about the oil industry — particularly on those focused-on shale and tight oil — is that it collectively doesn’t make…

  • Should Chevron Walk Away From The Anadarko Deal?

    Published 08 May 2019 | viewed 36,620 times

    Chevron is arguably the best of the integrated super-major oil companies. For the past 20 years, Chevron has delivered superior returns to shareholders, outperforming the…

  • Why Your Gasoline Won’t Take You As Far As it Used To

    Published 04 May 2019 | viewed 92,089 times

    Over the weekend, I saw a passing reference on Twitter to the declining energy content of gasoline. Intuitively I know this to be correct for reasons…

  • What’s Behind The Gasoline Price Spike?

    Published 27 April 2019 | viewed 34,727 times

    According to data from the Energy Information Administration, during the first week of January this year the average retail price of gasoline was $2.24/gal. By…

  • Oil Majors Eye New Acquisition Targets In The Permian

    Published 25 April 2019 | viewed 22,680 times

    Following the news that Chevron had agreed to pay a nearly 40 percent premium to acquire Anadarko Petroleum, investors quickly bid up the shares of…

  • Permian Takes The Crown As World’s Top Oil Field

    Published 13 April 2019 | viewed 43,388 times

    Last week Saudi Aramco — the national oil company of Saudi Arabia and the world’s largest oil company — lifted a veil of secrecy around…

  • Aramco’s True Breakeven Price

    Published 06 April 2019 | viewed 51,153 times

    Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, is by far the largest oil company in the world. The company produces around 13 percent…

  • Midstream Outperforms In First Quarter

    Published 06 April 2019 | viewed 8,150 times

    The first quarter of the year is in the books. Following a steep sell-off in December, the S&P 500 returned 13.1 percent for the quarter,…

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