Archive for the ‘Risk Strategy’ Category

1 Jul 11 2014 @ 12:59pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Risk Strategy

A Stack of Stats on Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… » read more

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