Archive for the ‘Natural Gas’ Category

0 Mar 6 2015 @ 6:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, risk management

Seasons Change

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it is not just clocks and landscapes that are undergoing a shift, but also a veritable variety of elements in energyland™. So here are some such seasonal shuffles, across continents and commodities. » read more

4 Feb 10 2015 @ 9:57pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Noil!

Despite an unrelenting focus on the recent rout in oil, there have been a number of other significant swoonings across commodityland™ which have also been rather noteworthy. This played out naturally in my head as ‘noily’ (aka, ‘not about oil’…although, as we know, everything is interlinked).

As it turns out, noil is actually a word – meaning a short fiber left over from spinning silk. Trying to find an istockphoto image of said noil, this picture of a gnarly alpaca showed up instead. I then looked up ‘no oil’, and an alpaca image showed up again. Fate it would seem. So here is a post which is not about spinning silk, gnarly alpacas, or oil. » read more

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 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