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0 May 25 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

The sun is shining, and the prospect of a long weekend is upon us. Happy Friday indeed! Unfortunately, there have been storm clouds hovering over Energyland™ all week due to ongoing Eurozone woes, as the clear and present danger of Greece exiting the euro becomes, err, more clear and more present (as the saying goes, change will come when the pain of staying the same is worse than the pain of change).

As for natural gas, prices have been exceedingly choppy but range-bound, as an early-week rally has been replaced by selling due to neutral temperatures on the outlooks and the prospect of coal-to-gas switching now becoming gas-to-coal switching after the recent run up. So my blurb is finito, now have some bites of burrito…

–Keystone: to be or not to be?

–Shale energy boom gives prospect of leap in economic growth.

–Why is the mob often tied to the garbage industry?

–Interactive UK energy consumption guide.

–Nuclear question splits Japan straight down the middle.

–An infographic on how you never need to leave home again.

–Infographic on the key ingredient for green technology: Graphite.

–The attempt to be clever in the Iran sanctions.

–Does being cold make you more susceptible to a cold?

–‘Waterless fracking‘ the way forward?

–A photo of all the water in the world.

–Solar power is more competitive than decision-makers or consumers realize.

–The 10 happiest countries in the world.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to US oil production reaching a 14-yr high (its a shale thang).

The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week has been chain-sawed into three equal parts, and given to 1) the euro for falling to a 2-yr low, 2) Chinese oil demand for falling for the first month since Feb 2009, and 3) the unfruitful talks betweeen Iran and world powers about its nuclear program.

Have a wonderfully long weekend!

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