Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

1 Oct 3 2014 @ 12:40pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same…

The above phrase is from the translation of  ’plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose‘ by the French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. Regardless, not only is it great, but also highly applicable to a veritable selection of shenanigans going on across energyland™.  » read more

0 Oct 2 2014 @ 9:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Rantastic!

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box came after a huge overnight move in crude to the lows of the year, giving lots to discuss. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of today’s interview. To hear more of my ranting, you can also listen to an interview here that I did for the ETF store this week. It’s over 20 minutes long, and covers a lot of ground, from the economy to emissions to oil to natural gas to renewables. Rantastic!

5 Sep 26 2014 @ 10:00am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Cartographic Capers

This visual voyage through some cartographic capers plots a course across US energy consumption, global emissions, and the second largest continent on earth. So grab your coat, and let’s start charting… » read more

0 Sep 5 2014 @ 12:07am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

If Katy Perry and I Were To Do a Duet…

………I would have no squabble in doing one of her hits,  but we would have to work in some commodity themes into the lyrics. So here are some ideas I am working on pitching her.

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3 Aug 29 2014 @ 6:43am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

China is in a Pickle

I was going to call this post ’10 points about China’s pursuit of natural gas’, but this title seemed much more appropriate. It is a pickle China is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean itself off coal and ramp up its natural gas consumption. So here are some of the trials and tribulations faced by the world’s largest energy consumer around natural gas: » read more