Dec 2 2014 @ 1:59pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Random
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and here on the burrito there are a number of festive freebies being given away to celebrate….
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Nov 19 2014 @ 11:31am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy
My favorite quote by H.L. Mencken is ‘a cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin‘. A bit morose, I know, but this appeals to the contrarian in me. My second favorite is überly-applicable to US shale oil break-evens: ‘For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong‘. For there is no lack of estimates flying around as to the price level at which US shale oil production could be curtailed. The problem is, they all appear to be different. » read more
Oct 21 2014 @ 9:48pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy
Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered recently on Twitter whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable.
My initial reaction was hum-dee-dum…not a chance! Then I thought about it, then some more, grabbed my research shovel and started digging… » read more
Oct 3 2014 @ 12:40pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas
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
Jan 6 2014 @ 5:41pm by Matt Smith in Economy, energy consulting, Natural Gas
Ok, my bad – wrong Marsalis to the left. For today, my friends, we are going to talk about the crazy cat that is the Marcellus Shale, via ten different considerations. So let’s get this show on the road, and start the countdown from ten to one: » read more