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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Green Plains Inc. (GPRE)

Estimates for this ethanol producer are quickly rising, up more than $1.50 in the last 90 days. Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) from The Energy Strategist The fourth-largest North American ethanol producer, Green Plains (GPRE) operates 12 plants in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Tennessee with aggregate...
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SunEdison (SUNE)

Shares of this company are rising upon a recent announcement to buy several solar farms in Massachusetts, as well as its planned spin-off of a yieldco. SunEdison (SUNE) from The Energy Strategist SunEdison (SUNE) is the first all-solar company on the verge of spinning off an yieldco...
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Penn Virginia (PVA)

This oil producer could be a takeover opportunity, providing a premium for investors who buy it at current discounted levels. Penn Virginia (PVA) from The Energy Strategist Penn Virginia retains plenty of upside as a focused Eagle Ford producer pumping growing volumes of crude from the of...
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Chevron (CVX)

Today’s pick is a global oil company whose shares have recently been beaten down. Now at buyable levels for the long-term, the shares currently yield 3.6%, paid quarterly. Chevron (CVX) from The Energy Strategist  (Updated from issue 248, May 15, 2013) Down more than 10% in month...
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Cabot Oil & Gas (COG)

Today’s Daily Alert contains two important updates. The Energy Strategist analysts are raising their buy target on a recent recommendation, giving new subscribers and anyone else who doesn’t own this stock yet a chance to get in on their “favorite idea in the entire universe.” Following...
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Chevron Corp. (CVX)

Today The Energy Strategist Analyst Robert Rapier recommends a “super oil” that’s perfect for conservative, risk-averse but income-seeking investors. “While ExxonMobil (XOM) may be considered the pace-setter in the integrated oil and gas business, Conservative Portfolio holding Chevron Corp. (CVX $120 NYSE) has outperformed its larger rival the...
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