Happy World Water Day! (making whales smile everywhere). This week has seen the crude complex poked and prodded around by a small island in the Mediterranean, as the debt crisis in Cyprus has raised fears of contagion to Italy or Spain. This has pressured the euro lower, and hence crude prices also. As for natural gas, it has rallied to close to four-dollardom as this winter goes on and on. And on. Before Friday night, let’s fill up on bites:
–Canada wonders why it gets its oil from Texas.
–Google explains why the future of energy is green.
–The cleanest toilet ever, and nine other smart green products.
–News accounts for just one third of commodity price moves (the rest is high-frequency trading).
–Windfarm sickness spreads by word of mouth in Australia.
–Star Wars March Madness bracket.
–Two reasons why climate change is not like other environmental problems.
–How to cut US gasoline use in half by 2030.
–How the experts would fix the water supply.
–Thrifty truckers wary of pricey natural gas vehicles.
–Owners of energy efficient homes are less likely to default on their mortgages.
–The ten weirdest bunnies in pop culture.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to the prospect of a warmer-than-normal spring, as predicted by NOAA this week.
The Burrito Chart of the Week goes to this juxtapositioning of rampant natural gas production versus a precipitously falling rig count.
Have a wicked weekend!