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0 Jun 22 2012 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Yo y’all, it’s been another nutty week in the world of energy, as Brent crude has made 18-month lows, while WTI has disco-danced its way back into the 70’s (to $77 to be specific); worsening economic data on a global front has been the overwhelming drag on prices this week. Natural gas is seeing record temperatures across parts of the US boosting cooling demand, but even the impending formation and threat of the fourth-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season cannot propel prices too much higher (insert Debby downer joke here). Enough from me, it’s time to eat:

–Think again: the US energy boom.

–29 of the hottest economies in the world.

–Quiz time! Who said it: Zapp Brannigan or Donald Trump?

–The change in the UK’s natural gas supply mix in one simple chart.

–Infographic: Data never sleeps.

–World solar power goes parabolic (from a small base, mind).

–Fukushima plant faces typhoon summer with added tornado threat.

25 best skylines in the world. (h/t BK Swan)

–BRIC buddies: China and India to expand energy cooperation, while China and Brazil agree $30bln currency swap.

–Big food, little people (an oldie but a goodie)

–Interactive guide to world CO2 emissions….and who in the EU is set to hit their renewable energy targets.

–Insane infographic: what if you put Pulp Fiction in chronological order.

–Exporting natural gas would not hurt the US.

22 Fictional characters whose names you probably don’t know.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to gasoline prices! The silver lining of falling oil is that prices at the pump are down 12% from the high in early April. Hurrah, huzzah!

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to the 173 economic data releases this week that were all bearish. Boo to you.

Have a radiant weekend!

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