Archive for the ‘Risk Strategy’ Category

0 Oct 14 2013 @ 9:03pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Risk Strategy

Why Gasoline Prices are Heading Lower

Let’s end at the beginning: retail gasoline prices are going to continue to head lower, and this post simply presents the case as to why, through some simple visuals.  » read more

0 Mar 22 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Burrito bites

Happy World Water Day! (making whales smile everywhere). This week has seen the crude complex poked and prodded around by a small island in the Mediterranean, as the debt crisis in Cyprus has raised fears of contagion to Italy or Spain. This has pressured the euro lower, and hence crude prices also. As for natural gas, it has rallied to close to four-dollardom as this winter goes on and on. And on. Before Friday night, let’s fill up on bites: » read more

1 Mar 8 2013 @ 6:32pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Ernest and Gina Go To Washington

In a world of acronyms, President Obama announced this week (FYI, ICYMI) his nominees to head up the DOE and EPA. Pending confirmation by the Senate, Ernest and Gina will be going to Washington*. » read more

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

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