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0 May 31 2013 @ 6:56pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito Bites

Good day! We bid goodbye to May, and look ahead to June (hark, Atlantic Hurricane Season, potential stimulus tapering, Wimbledon…), and the doozie of a week ahead of us. The week that was has seen oil markets try to weigh up Opec rumors and whether good is bad or bad is good is bad or good  (um, I’m lost), while natural gas has been larroped by moderating weather outlooks. But before the bountiful buffet of economic data next week, let us kick back, relax, and recharge with these snacks:

–19th century returns…rail picks up steam to move crude.

–Worry less about how energy is produced, more about how it is wasted.

–Quiz time! Which American accent do you have?

–Fracking is ok…if done right.

–Google makes big bet on Kite power.

–Quiz time again! Dr. Phil or Dr. Tobias Funke?.

–The case for why we don’t need the Keystone pipeline. Or why it deserves a yes.

–Thought-provoking graphic on how many people in the last year have gained access to energy (and how many still don’t).

Silly inventions.

–Coal-dependent Australia approaches 22% renewables by 2020, 51% by 2050.

–Disturbing pictures of China’s coal mines.

–25 best celebrity photobombs.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to Saudi Texas, which now producers a third of all US crude oil. And bonus! 10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas.

The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to geopolitical tension bubbling away on a number of fronts…from increasing concerns in Syria to unrest in Turkey to 500 deaths (or maybe 1000) in Iraq in May.

Have a recharging weekend!

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