Archive for the ‘risk management’ Category

2 Feb 28 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

Could The Biggest Success For NGVs Be At Sea?

As natural gas becomes ever more prevalent as a global fuel, there are increasingly more inventive ways of both consuming and transporting it (see left). While here in the US there is ever greater focus on CNG and LNG-powered vehicles, there is potentially another form of transport that could steal the crown as the King of NGVs…shipping. So after sailing through a sea of research this week, here is the treasure trove of info I have gathered on my travels: » read more

0 Feb 15 2013 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

Twists and Turns For The Year Of The Snake

So the Lunar New Year this week in China has given a welcome pause for thought after a rather frenetic period of seemingly stronger data coming through from leading emerging market. So in an effort to assess whether the recent turnaround is a seasonal swing, a false dawn, or a true trend, here’s a random collection of tidbits I have gathered together to slowly digest.

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1 Feb 7 2013 @ 8:52pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

From Theft To Piracy To Flaring To….Hope?

Nigeria is a fascinating country, with so much potential yet so many challenges. It is the largest oil producer in Africa, and has 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves (10th largest in the world). It is also the holder of the largest natural gas reserves in Africa. For all intents and purposes it is also a petro state, with 95% of its export earnings coming from oil, which account for 65% of its budgetary revenues. » read more

0 Jan 31 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Technology

The Global Shale Gas Boom…Or Is It?

Given the rapid rise of the US shale gas market, it is not surprising that similar opportunities are being explored with gusto across the globe. Given the size of technically recoverable shale gas already identified, it would seem that a global boom is inevitable….or is it? » read more

0 Jan 24 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management, Risk Strategy

Everything But Energy

Sometimes it is useful to take a look at the bigger picture, or a completely different picture, when trying to assess the vibe (man) of a certain market (i.e., energy), especially given some of the negative vibes swirling in the markets at the moment. As regular burrito readers know, the foundation of this blog is built on the belief that financial markets influence and are influenced by each other. Therefore, by taking a look at current trends in equities, commodities, bonds, economic data, and currencies – basically everything but energy – it can help us get a more rounded view on the subject that is most dear to us. » read more