Archive for the ‘Random’ 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

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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2 Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

Novel Ideas

The quest to diversify from fossil fuels has perhaps been no more successfully implemented than in Germany, where on the 14th morning of last month, it achieved a record 74% of its power generation from renewables, and specifically solar and wind energy. Admittedly this took an exceptionally sunny and windy day, but the achievement still stands. The pursuit of alternative energy sources across the globe has led to some rather nutty and novel ideas. Here are but a few.

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0 Mar 12 2014 @ 4:27pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random, risk management

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Mooching through Commodityland™ I have once again been led down the garden path by energy-linked commodities, but just not in the typical sense. So read on to learn about sugar highs and caffeine buzzes, and other markets going oatso crazy. » read more

0 Sep 20 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! Crude prices have headed lower this week as Syrian tensions ease…only to be propelled higher by non-tapering…only to be ushered lower by the reason for non-tapering (economy not strong enough). Meanwhile, natural gas rallied on expectations for a bullish storage number, only to retrace when it materialized. As higher temperatures wane and the peak of hurricane season passes, prices settle down around the 200-day average. Snacks ahoy! » read more