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I am Engineering Director for Merica International, a renewable energy company. My major interest is energy, with a focus on depletion of resources.

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Diaries published: 12 (942 days since last diary on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:01 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 102 (942 days since last comment on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:48 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 218

Total Comment Ratings: 90

Most Recommended Diary: California's Gasoline Price Surge Explained, 120 comments, 112 recommends

People Following Robert Rapier: 6

Robert Rapier's Most Recent Diaries:

I have been getting numerous questions about the situation with California's surging gasoline prices. I actually predicted this price surge for California back in August, and said that it would ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 120 comments on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 12:01 PM PDT with 112 Recommends
The Claim: President Obama Has Doubled Gasoline Prices During the Republican primaries, a number of candidates made a claim that at first glance seems improbable: That under President Obama, ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 02:19 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
President Barack Obama has been given an important vote of confidence from within the energy sector, with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers telling news network CNN that the country is better off now when ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Survey Says... Show of hands. Who thinks we should subsidize oil companies? Nobody? In this diary, I will show you why these subsidies aren't going away any time soon. The truth is that you likely ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 03:32 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
In my new book -- Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil -- I reviewed the energy policies of the last eight presidential administrations. I noted that a president's energy policies can ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Not exactly what one might expect. Eight straight years of decline under Bush, and three straight years of gains under Obama. Quite a startling graphic, but it doesn't seem like I am able to post it ...
by Robert Rapier
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 10:48 AM PST with 4 Recommends

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