20 Jul 23 2014 @ 7:19am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Chips and Salsa with Russell Gold

Russell Gold is absolutely marvelous. Not only has he spent over a decade as an intrepid energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, but he has written a book, ‘The Boom‘, which is the quintessential history of the US fracking revolution.

The book provides a fair and balanced view on how hydraulic fracturing has kick-started the US energy boom, and I am so keen to spread the word about it that I have five copies to give away. But before that, here is an interview with the mighty Russell Gold himself, providing some candid and compelling insights. Enjoy!

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0 Jul 21 2014 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: 57 Varieties of Geopolitical Tension…

It is always good to kick off the week with an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box – especially with so much to discuss. It was therefore a double bonus to be interviewed by guest host Mohamed El-Erian. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of this morning’s segment:

0 Jul 18 2014 @ 7:46am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

More Nuggets on the US Energy Boom

I didn’t intentionally seek out these nuggets on  the US energy boom – especially so quickly after my recent involvement with Miley and Mr Bieber - but they were just conveniently there. Fast food if you like. As crude oil production hits a new 28-year high and natural gas continues to achieve higher and higher record levels of production, these morsels were too tasty to pass up. Bon appetit!

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1 Jul 11 2014 @ 12:59pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Risk Strategy

A Stack of Stats on Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… » read more

0 Jun 26 2014 @ 11:08pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation

Just as I tweet my favorite articles so that I have a filing place for them (Twitter is awesome for so many reasons, don’t get me started…), I use my desktop to store all my favorite graphics. And it is way too cluttered. So in my quest to make it more minimal and zen, here is an assembly of images which I need to set free, all with a similar theme: that of power. Enjoy! » read more