Robert Rapier

Robert Rapier is the editor of The Energy Strategist. Robert is no armchair analyst—he has two decades of in-the-trenches experience in a wide range of fossil fuel and biofuel technologies, including refining, natural gas production, gas-to-liquids, ethanol production and butanol production. In all, Robert has spent more than a dozen years working on liquid fuels technologies. Along the way he’s picked up five patents, including one for a breakthrough way to convert ethane into ethylene (U.S. Patent 7,074,977). Robert earned his master of science in chemical engineering and a bachelor of science in chemistry and mathematics (double major) at Texas A&M University. A prolific writer, Robert’s articles have appeared in Forbes, The Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. His new book, Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil (Apress, 2012), helps investors sort through doom and gloom, hype and misinformation to understand the true costs, benefits and trade-offs for each of our major energy options.

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The Energy Strategist

The Energy Strategist, unearths the most profitable opportunities in this booming sector and outlines the interrelated economic and geopolitical forces that drive these markets. The Energy Strategist includes plenty of advice and counsel for the cautious and the conservative. Whether your style is conservative...
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