Archive for the ‘Global Energy’ Category

2 Dec 15 2014 @ 7:30am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

With soooooooo much talk swirling about the current oil price drop, I feel compelled to focus less on the rhetoric and more on the data. So the vibe of this post lands somewhere inbetwixt Elvis Presley’s ‘a little less conversation, a little more action‘ and one of my boss’s favorite phrases: ‘In God we trust, all others must bring data‘. » read more

0 Dec 15 2014 @ 7:11am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Winging It

Aside from winging it with a quick bit of airline analysis at the end, Thursday’s appearance on Fox Business was a one-and-done affair in terms of questions, as a fast-paced segment covered a lot of ground in a short period. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip:

0 Dec 11 2014 @ 7:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Losing My Shirt

I appeared last night on CNBC Squawk Box in Asia to talk about oil and as it turns out, um, the color of my shirt. While they started out heckling me for it being so bright, the interview finished with me having to buy one and send it to anchor Bernie Lo (and he has to wear it on the show). Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the segment:

 

21 Dec 2 2014 @ 1:59pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Random

Festive Freebies!

‘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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0 Nov 19 2014 @ 11:31am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy

H.L.Mencken & US Shale Break-evens

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 ├╝berly-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