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Archive for the ‘Biofuels’ Category

0 Sep 12 2011 @ 10:53am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy

Chips and Salsa With YERT Producer / Director

I formally announce this to be YERTweek™ here on the burrito. Not only does the docu-comedy YERT provide an interesting take on energy trends and sustainability, but it has also prompted me to delve into some of its key themes such as wind power and smart grids (which I will take a closer look at in the coming weeks). As for this post, it serves up chips and salsa with YERT producer / director Ben Evans, with Tamales and Tacos to come later in the week. But first and foremost, here is a brief synopsis of the film:  » read more

0 Jul 15 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Welcome to another Friday, as we charge into the second half of July. Natural gas is having a strong end to the week, back in the middle of the $4 to $5 range it has been pinging around in for this year, while crude oil is bamboozled to ebb and flow but ultimately remain in the mid-$90s. Continued warmer weather outlooks are supporting natty, while crude is flailing on concerns of a stuttering global economy, intermittently spurred on by bouts of bullishness (on rumors of bailouts, QE3, etc). Without further ado, let’s chew!:   » read more

1 Jun 15 2011 @ 2:19pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

When Fruit and Energyworld™ Collide

As you well know, I believe that everything is interconnected – commodities, currencies, bonds, equities, etc….so my recent whirl through ‘The Big Apple’ set me off on a tangent about… and fruit.  So here are ten ways in which the two doth intermingle:  » read more

0 Mar 11 2011 @ 10:57am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

As we head towards the end of another week of turmoil in the Middle East, escalating violence has escalated the skittishness of crude markets. Then the so-called ‘day of rage’ in Saudi Arabia today has been overshadowed by the devastating earthquake (and tsunami) in Japan, sending crude spiraling lower. The natural gas market, on the other hand, has been rather serene in comparison, floating inbetwixt $3.80 – $4. European sovereign debt concerns have reared up once more, with Greece, Portugal and Spain playing musical chairs as to who may default next. China’s deficit gave us a sign their economy may well be slowing, but in reality, all eyes have been on Libya and the potential outfall to the worst case scenario that is Saudi Arabia…until tsunamis and earthquakes. Let’s be grateful for small mercies, and little snacks:   » read more

5 Feb 18 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy

Will Ferrell Is The Future!

Ok dudes, to complete a themed week, and to prove that two data points doth not a trend maketh, let’s complete the trifecta with a final post comparing commodities to ‘The Office’. So after looking at Dwight Schrute (natty), Michael Scott and David Brent (oil), let’s take a look at why….Will Ferrell is the future! (and so are renewable fuels).

Just as Will Ferrell is (potentially) set to be the future of ‘The Office’, renewable fuels are (potentially) set to be the future of Energyworld™. However, while TV shows can change their stars at the drop of a hat, there is a somewhat longer and more laborious transition for the dynamics of the energy landscape.    » read more