0 May 7 2015 @ 7:26am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Dollar’s Loss = Oil’s Gain

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box had me blaming the US dollar’s drop on the recent rally in black gold, Texas tea, in combination with (vague) signs of the US oil market tightening. My segment was also used for this CNBC article.  Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to this morning’s über early showing:

0 May 4 2015 @ 7:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy

The Flip Side

Just as there is a consequence to every action or two sides to every story, there are contrasting repercussions due to the precipitous oil price drop in the last year. This post takes a look at some such flip sides to see who is benefiting from the recent rout…and who is not.  » read more

0 Apr 14 2015 @ 10:07am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Postulating about Production

As oil prices rally in the aftermath of the EIA’s latest monthly production report, I got to tag-team again with Rebecca Patterson on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to talk about the key influences on the oil market. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the segment:

0 Apr 7 2015 @ 7:40am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Bearish Oil and Basketball

I got to chat again with Susan Li – one of my favorite anchors – last night as I appeared on CNBC Asia to talk all things oil. We covered Iran, inventories, Saudi, currencies and more, before they addressed the big question: how was Kentucky dealing with the NCAA loss? Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip (the appearance was also incorporated into this article):

6 Apr 1 2015 @ 9:52pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

In Excess

Whilst watching a commercial for the new bacon crust pizza, I suddenly found myself equally torn between being really hungry, and considering the thin gray line of overindulgence. So while I wait for the pizza delivery guy to arrive, I present to you henceforth six slices of excess in energyland™. » read more