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0 Dec 9 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito Bites

And the second Friday of December hits us like a snowball, with general markets having a frosty reception to the latest effort by European leaders to stop the rot  to halt the region’s debt crisis.

Crude prices have apprehensively back-pedaled into double-digitdom this week, while natural gas prices sled towards the lows of the year once again, as we are set to reach Christmas without a solid bout of frigid conditions in the US. But enough chat, here are the snacks:  

–5 truths about our energy future.

–Saudi Arabian crude production hits its highest level in 3 decades.

–The most powerful images of 2011.

–The scientific challenge to replacing oil with renewables.

–The surge in NGLs and oil shale.

–The 25 worst passwords of 2011.

–Study finds television may have pushed US into debt.

–Warren Buffett buys into big solar project.

–Quiz time! Smart or stoopid?!

–Images of Japan 6 months on (h/t Chris Barnett).

–Shale gas to add 870,000 jobs by 2015.

–Infographic- get the most out of Google.

–China discovers shale gas.

–A company’s performance is dictated by….the shape of the CEO’s face.

15 crazy facts about McDonalds. (and a hilarious rap).

–Exxon’s outlook for 2040.

–Very, very bad Christmas sweaters.

The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to rising geopolitical tension. As if there hasn’t been enough instability given the Arab Spring (summer…and fall….), attention shifts to Iran, their nuclear capabilities,  increasing sanctions against them, and the potential for supply disruptions.

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week Year goes to our bravest Summiteer, Marilyn Lesher, who lost her battle with cancer yesterday.  She redefined the term determination, and the world is a better place because of her. Is there any better legacy?

Have a glorious weekend.

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