March madness has started early this year, with misplaced rumors of a Saudi pipeline explosion and a bearish storage number bludgeoning natural gas 6% lower (admittedly only 15 cents, but hey). Nonfarm Friday fun is delayed until next week, leaving us stuck waiting (like the panda to the left) for further signposts for the US economy. But as the weekend awaits…quick, grab your plate:
–The energy race, featuring Bill Gates, Steven Chu, and Bill Clinton.
–Stark representation of the switch from nat gas rigs to oil.
–Ruh roh. Meetings may be bad for your IQ.
–The world’s top 10 countries for cheap gas.
–Sign of the times – cooking oil being stolen again.
–Economics explained through the medium of cows.
–Iran, high oil prices, firemen, provocateurs.
–The 10 most miserable states in America.
–A primer on the US clean energy economy, and why it matters.
–The 10 happiest states in America.
–Infographic: who goes on spring break.
–The 10 most terrifying places on earth.
—Smart cars for a smart grid.
—Human dominoes break world record.
The Burrito Deluxe Award of the Week goes to impending springtime. Into the third month of the year, with warmer-than-normal conditions for much of the US through to mid-March. Happy days.
The Burnt Burrito Award of the Week goes to Iran’s Press TV who announced on Thursday that an oil pipeline had been sabotaged in a key oil-rich area of Saudi Arabia. Oil prices immediately spiked higher by over $3, only to reverse this gain and more as Saudi Arabia declared the rumors untrue.