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0 Jul 13 2012 @ 10:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Good day, good day, to one and all! The week that was has seen oil prices moving broadly sideways, with Iranian tensions at one end of the push-me-pull-you, and a weakening euro at the other. Meanwhile, natural gas has been hovering like, err, Michael J. Fox on a hover board,  close to a five-month high, but still scared of trying to break above $3 after last week’s rebuttal. Enough fluff, here is the good stuff:

–Why electricity bills are not going down.

–Are natural gas liquids as good as oil?

–The US mapped by beer vs. church tweets.

–Marcellus shale study claims gas drilling did not contaminate drinking water…or can fracking fluid contaminate drinking water?

–Iran warns media about reporting about impact of sanctions.

–Crosswalks signal buttons don’t do anything anymore. (h/t Eric Bickel)

–Anti-peak oil theory: The age of abundance.

–Why satellite dishes are triply bad for the environment.

–The 10 most important numbers in the world. (warning: nerd alert).

–Opec’s motto: Shhhhh! Don’t mention the s-word!

–What fast food workers recommend you shouldn’t eat.

–The UK is the most energy-efficient country of the major economies.

Famous misquotes and where they come from.

–Irony of ironies: Europe switches to coal as US gas glut reduces emissions.

–From mermaids to zombies: 11 myths the government has addressed.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the week goes to  natural gas, for matching coal’s 32% share of power generation last month, according to the EIA.

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to those Iranian ships which may be trying to escape being affiliated with the country…the US Treasury just released a list naming and shaming them.

May your weekend be full of monkeying about!

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