Archive for the ‘Crude Oil’ Category

2 Aug 25 2014 @ 6:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy

Hitting the Gas….and the Brakes

There is an interesting set of twists and turns at play between US unemployment data, vehicle sales, and gasoline demand. If you were to look at the first two, you would say the economy had the pedal to the metal, hitting the gas. However, the third (gasoline demand) would lead you to believe the economy was hitting the brakes. Here are a bunch of charts to illustrate these differing directions: » read more

1 Aug 6 2014 @ 10:53am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Currencies Trump Geopolitical Concerns

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was as enjoyable as ever, discussing the impact of a stronger dollar and geopolitical tension on the crude market. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip.

 p.s. thanks for the tie mum xxx

4 Aug 1 2014 @ 7:27am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Preposterous!

If this tortoise could talk, I’m pretty sure he would say ‘preposterous’ in response to what you are about to read. For the wild and wacky world of energy has revealed some preposterous notions in the last week or so. Here are but a few of them. » read more

21 Jul 23 2014 @ 7:19am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Chips and Salsa with Russell Gold

Russell Gold is absolutely marvelous. Not only has he spent over a decade as an intrepid energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, but he has written a book, ‘The Boom‘, which is the quintessential history of the US fracking revolution.

The book provides a fair and balanced view on how hydraulic fracturing has kick-started the US energy boom, and I am so keen to spread the word about it that I have five copies to give away. But before that, here is an interview with the mighty Russell Gold himself, providing some candid and compelling insights. Enjoy!

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0 Jul 21 2014 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: 57 Varieties of Geopolitical Tension…

It is always good to kick off the week with an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box – especially with so much to discuss. It was therefore a double bonus to be interviewed by guest host Mohamed El-Erian. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of this morning’s segment: