Happy Friday! Crude prices have headed lower this week as Syrian tensions ease…only to be propelled higher by non-tapering…only to be ushered lower by the reason for non-tapering (economy not strong enough). Meanwhile, natural gas rallied on expectations for a bullish storage number, only to retrace when it materialized. As higher temperatures wane and the peak of hurricane season passes, prices settle down around the 200-day average. Snacks ahoy!
–Fracking may not be as bad as we all thought.
–10 biggest roadside foods in America. (#1 h/t Leslie Bates)
–The solar panel is the next granite countertop for home-builders.
–The Renewable Fuel Standard’s ‘reality gap‘.
–7 things you should know about bourbon (it is bourbon heritage month after all).
–Could panda poop be the secret to more efficient biofuel? (#2 h/t Leslie Bates)
–The energy spend per annum of 16 objects you likely own.
–How segregated is your city? (h/t Lachlan Coffey)
–How the fracking boom could go global.
–Will the US squander its energy bounty?
–The impact of unknowns on a market, from linsanity to RINsanity.
–15 sculptures made from old watch parts.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to the city of Boston for making itself more energy efficient…by using us!
The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to Opec supply disruptions being at the highest level on record.
Have a phenomenal weekend!