2 Dec 14 @ 10:59am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Good day and welcome to another edition of info bites! This week has seen oil rally on tentative signs of economic optimism and further stimulus announcements, only to retrace on fiscal cliff fears. Meanwhile, natural gas has slid to a three month low as a lack of extreme wintry weather is spurring on both selling and unseasonable storage injections. Snacks ahoy:

–US and UK could have ‘undreamed of’ levels of natural gas.

–Why US role as potential oil production king needs an asterisk.

–Dog sculptures made from bicycle parts.

–Learning business lessons from ‘Casablanca‘  to save the US economy.

–Traffic congestion costs UK homes £500 a year.

–How unconventional oil and gas is transforming the US economy.

–Infographic: the history and future consequences of carbon dioxide use.

–$50 for a cup of coffee from beans plucked from elephant dung.

–With US awash in natural gas why aren’t bills falling?

–Doctors urge US to block LNG export terminals.

–Time’s Top Ten of Top Tens for 2012.

–Solar installations surge on lower costs and government support.

–10 things you probably didn’t know about ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to natural gas storage, which saw an unseasonable and uncharacteristic injection this week due to warmer-than-normal weather, helping to put downward pressure on prices.

The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to the ongoing dance regarding the US ‘fiscal cliff’.

Have a ludicrously good weekend!

 

 

 

2 Comments on this post:

  1. vlas says:

    –How unconventional oil and gas is transforming the US economy.

    Hi,
    Do not you think that the number of jobs (820000-900000) pipelines are clearly too high?
    thanks

  2. Matt Smith says:

    Hey Vlas,

    Given that I have read various research reports which affirm some of the other numbers involved in that table – it gives me no reason to question that this number is beyond the realms of possibility. There is a huge number of pipeline projects being planned or underway over the coming years after all.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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