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0 Dec 7 2012 @ 10:54am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Random

Burrito bites

As we charge into December, we see oil and natural gas prices distinctly lacking in the holiday spirit and looking downbeat, as fiscal cliff and Euro woes combine with a lack of wintry weather to spur on sell-offs in the respective commodities. That said, a turnaround in any of these elements could propel either commodity higher, as both seem supported near current levels. Enough fluff, let’s hit up the good stuff:    » read more

0 Dec 6 2012 @ 7:41am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

The Nightmare Before Christmas…And Other Energy-related Holiday Movies

For the past three burrito years I’ve tried to do a Christmas-themed post, be it energy-related Christmas gifts, linking the holiday season and energy, or inventing the ultimate commodity Christmas gift. So this year it’s time to compare the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy! » read more

0 Dec 2 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Hola! As we move into December, Commodityland™ has spent the last week mentally preparing itself for a monstrously big month ahead. Oil has has been edging higher on a spattering of geopolitical tension, alrightish economic data, and developments on the fiscal cliff front. As for natty, it has seen its biggest weekly loss in six months on a surprise injection for weekly storage and a lack of inclement weather on the outlooks to mid-December. As we ready ourselves for a nutty week ahead, here’s some snacks for sustenance:  » read more

0 Nov 30 2012 @ 2:30pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

Olympic Donuts And The Santa Rally

For some reason, an oddball story this week about a man and some Olympic-themed donuts struck a chord with me.

To overcome his fear of repeatedly being turned down for investment in his technology start-up, Jai Jiang decided to make at least one crazy request a day for one hundred days, with the goal of becoming accustomed to rejection. » read more

6 Nov 15 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

Projections Proffered By The IEA

The IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook has spurned many a headline since its release on Monday, which should be none too surprising given it is 688 pages long. The executive summary of the report can be viewed here (which is 676 pages less than the full version), while through even more distillation here are ten points I have gleaned from it in the past few days:   » read more