Jul 23 2014 @ 7:19am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
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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Apr 29 2014 @ 10:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Let’s go a little controversial here. The US oil boom is such a headline-grabbing topic at the moment that I cannot help but draw comparisons betwixt it and its pop culture equivalent, Miley Cyrus. And while on that tangent, the oil cartel OPEC reminds me of…Justin Bieber: just as US oil production is surging in stature, OPEC’s dominance appears to be waning. » read more
Apr 28 2014 @ 9:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
In this morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box we covered both geopolitics and the impending arrival of driving season. As anchor Joe Kernen lamented the absence of summer, I couldn’t help but note how my journey to the studio left me considering monsoon season more than driving season. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the interview:
Apr 10 2014 @ 8:05am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. » read more
Apr 1 2014 @ 5:18pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
This morning’s lengthy appearance (it’s all relative, folks) was made into a second feature by CNBC, in a piece called ’3 reasons not to worry about energy costs….for now’. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to it: