Happy Halloween weekend, as we make it to the end of another week. General markets have surprisingly been shy of both scares and bears, as the cup of positive sentiment overfloweth after European leaders managed to defer their problems carve out a last minute agreement to halve the value of Greek debt and inflate the Euro bailout fund to €1 trillion (whoop! whoop! let’s party!). The crude complex has rallied like a banshee on hope, hope, and hope², while natural gas has seen a stronger December contract roll onto the board and run higher as the first bout of winter (hark, snow for NY) hits the US. Enjoy the weekend, enjoy the frights; but for now..burrito bites:
–US LNG export terminal gets its first major customer.
–Do gasoline based cars use more electricity than electric vehicles?
—Giant Lego man washes up on Florida beach (h/t Eric Bickel)
–Sustainable energy not such a remote concept after all.
–Quiz time!: Oil. (tip: write down your answers, not a,b,c or d)
–Nerdy doodle, Part 1: the euro bailout plan sketched by an advisor in the talks.
–The positive impact of the Marcellus shale on the Pennsylvania economy.
–Nerdy doodle: Part 2: Math-geek Tip.
–World power swings back to America. (really?)
–24 Awesome pet Halloween costumes.
–GE: solar panels to become as easy to install as a new roof.
–API says shale gas a ‘major contributor’ in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
–Freaky…concealing Zombie Boy’s tattoos.
–Bizarre pumpkin carvings.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to Jordan Martin for making an absolutely genius energy-related superhero outfit for last week’s competition on the burrito, and posting a picture of it in the comments of the post.
The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to last-ditch plans which yield headlines but lack substance, in an effort to dodge harsh realities and defer the problem for another few months (yes, Euro leaders, I’m talking to you!).
Have a frightfully good weekend!