Hooray for Friday! The crude complex has traded broadly sideways as it hangs out at 4-month highs. It has been supported by ongoing geopolitical concerns, held in check by poor economic data, and left confused by varying perspectives on 2013 from EIA, IEA, and Opec. As for natural gas, it is looking beyond the currently colder conditions to focus on warmer times ahead, and the lower demand that will bring. Snacks ahoy!
–US technically recoverable oil and natural gas resources worth $128 trillion.
–Belgium plans to store energy in giant North Sea doughnut.
–In relation to the meteor…here are the odds of dying today.
–Slide show of cheapest gasoline prices by country. (it’s extensive).
–How the US could double energy efficiency by 2030.
–Quiz time! News IQ Quiz.
–This is kinda cool – mapping the nation’s emissions.
–Some crazy pics of Boston and snow. (h/t Jennifer Simmans)
–Spreading an energy revolution.
–Global warming can be slowed by one key action…working less.
–Turns out money, after all, makes you happy.
–22 things you may not have known about Yoda.
–The dirty side of clean solar energy.
–Why oil consumption has steadily fallen since 2004.
–37 people that are worse at cooking than you.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to US carbon emissions falling to their lowest since 1994.
The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to the law of unintended consequences (a ban on horses from Romanian roads / horsemeat in the Euro beef market).
Have a tasty weekend!