Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

0 Jul 26 2013 @ 12:30pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day! Our buddies crude oil and natural gas are charging lower into the weekend, as profit-taking and fears of a Chinese slowdown weigh heavily on Texas tea. As for natural gas, temperatures for the peak of summertime are set to be very mild and meek indeed, spurring on selling. With the weekend ahoy, here are some snacks to enjoy: » read more

4 Jan 8 2013 @ 10:50pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Venezuela: Chavez, Challenges, and Change

With the rapid deterioration in the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, it seems a pertinent time to look at why Venezuela and Chavez play such an integral role in the global energy market. » read more

0 Dec 21 2012 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy 12/21/12! Something big was supposed to happen today but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. As for our dearly beloved commodities this week, oil has remained under the influence of the fiscal cliff – the skullduggery of it all leaves crude ultimately range-bound and run ragged. As for natural gas, it has shimmied higher on cooler weather outlooks, back to swing around the monkey bar of mid three-dollardom. But enough from me, it’s time for treats: » read more

2 Dec 14 2012 @ 10:59am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Good day and welcome to another edition of info bites! This week has seen oil rally on tentative signs of economic optimism and further stimulus announcements, only to retrace on fiscal cliff fears. Meanwhile, natural gas has slid to a three month low as a lack of extreme wintry weather is spurring on both selling and unseasonable storage injections. Snacks ahoy: » read more

3 Dec 14 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Three Themes For Twenty Forty

Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil released a report called ‘The Outlook For Energy: A View to 2040‘. Such reports are always great for identifying trends, once you accept the erroneous nature of trying to predict energy trends nearly 30 years into the future. I initially pulled a bunch of info and charts before realizing what I had was rather long and boring, so I have culled it down to these three themes: total energy demand growth, transportation growth, and industrial demand growth.  » read more