May 7 2013 @ 10:24am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas
Nick Grealy is one of the leading advocates of shale gas in Europe. As well as being the publisher of the site No Hot Air, Nick consults on the impact of shale gas, and has appeared in front of UK Parliamentary Committees and on such shows as BBC’s Newsnight to discuss the topic.
Nick is very passionate, opinionated, and a little eccentric. In a world in which shale gas is generally portrayed in a negative light, Nick instead sees it as a bridge to a low carbon environment. So enjoy below some colorful responses from ‘The Shale Gas Guru’. » read more
Apr 26 2013 @ 10:47am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random
Happy Friday once again! This week that was has seen oil markets do a dramatic U-turn, charging higher on improving market sentiment and not a lot else. As for natural gas, prices have eased lower as temperatures move toward more neutral levels to negate heating demand. After a hectic week, kick back and relax, so grab a plate and hit up the snacks: » read more
Apr 25 2013 @ 3:13pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management
My favorite moment of the working day is doing a dot-to-dot. And it happens every morning, after booting up my computer; I look across the various asset classes, and start connecting the dots.
After the first few screens, it becomes progressively easier to predict what is coming next: dollar down = risk on, equities up = bond prices down, risk off = metals down. But joining the dots has gone askew recently. So from the starting point of mortgage rates to a crude conclusion, here’s how joining the dots isn’t as simple as going from A to B. » read more
Apr 19 2013 @ 10:41am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random
I bid you good day! And we reach the end of a perturbing week, in markets and otherwise. Crude prices have plundered lower under the weight of renewed economic concerns kick-started on Sunday night by China. Meanwhile, natural gas has thundered higher to reach a new 21-month high on a smaller-than-expected injection to storage and the prospect of lingering heating demand. As for now, kick back and relax, and dine on these snacks: » read more
Apr 18 2013 @ 4:08pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas
There has been an acronymtastic set of reports this week from the IEA, IMF, and EIA. So from these nine letters come six charts out of three reports. Alphabetti spaghetti indeed. » read more