Happy Friday! Another nutty week has seen natural gas pushing to try and reach an 18-month high on late-season heating demand and a whopper of a withdrawal from weekly storage. Crude oil is somewhat overlooking uninspiring fundamentals to rally with the improving economic data we are seeing out of the US and the euphoria seen in equity markets. Hark, snacks ahoy:
–Heating and cooling no longer accounts for the majority of home energy use. (it’s a gadget thing).
–Fracking: the monster the greens must embrace.
–Farmer’s sleepwalking wife found in hedge 12 miles away.
—Natural gas revolution to close price gap with oil (I like the piece, not the headline)
—5 strange things banned by governments.
–China’s dream of US-style shale gas boom in trouble. (h/t Eric Maldini)
–Sports fans are less likely to suffer from depression.
–Why speculation isn’t pushing gasoline prices higher.
–What’s greener: energy efficiency or renewable energy?
–Chart of the week: which country spends the most on food?
–How to make sustainability profitable.
–Infographic: Past and future of carbon dioxide use.
–7 megatrends that will define China’s next decade.
–Are methane hydrates the next big energy source?
–7 health benefits of playing video games.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to air lines trying to to save fuel. Delta Air Lines are removing kitchens from planes while its partner KLM is powering trans-Atlantic flight by used cooking oil.
The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to the demise of Google Reader. I know there are alternatives available, I just kinda liked it.
Have a Guinnessly good weekend!