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0 Jul 20 2012 @ 10:49am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Hey! And hurray for another Friday. Since the last one, we are seeing natgas in a game of whack-a-mole, as it gets smacked every time it pops its head above the $3 mark. Despite permanently warmer-than-norm conditions and a bullish storage report, the fear of slowing coal-to-gas switching and stonkingly staunch supply are keeping prices in check. Meanwhile, oil prices have rallied on hopes and fears: hopes of further stimulus, and fears of supply disruptions due to escalating tension in the Middle East. From scares and frights to snacks and bites:

–Political games of banning oil and gas drilling where there isn’t….oil and gas.

–The most important charts in the world.

–Quiz time! Are they a VP or MVP?

–US can defeat any Iranian effort to block oil shipping.

–More intel on natural gas liquids.

–Where are you on the global fat scale? See your BMI plotted versus the world.

–US ethanol profit margins sink to 2012 lows.

–Shale oil drillers should take warnings from the shale gas impact on price.

–Infographic on who pays more in taxes: Batman or Spiderman.

11 wild facts about corn in America.

–Both GDP and oil are in a permanent state of declining growth.

–25 best ‘that guy’ actors.

Yoda as an energy source (h/t Eric Bickel).

–US Plug-in vehicle sales up 161% for the first half of 2012!!! (to 17,350)

–30 awesome behind the scenes photos from old movies.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to this lucky man, who just misses being hit by a truck.

The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to the current drought in the US (hark, pictures), its crippling impact on farmers, and its impending impact on food costs.

Have a safe weekend.

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