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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

0 Aug 15 2012 @ 1:33pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy, Technology

China’s Mission Of Acquisitions

China’s first manned outing into space hasn’t been the only mission the country has been focused on recently. There has been an almost surgical focus by China on foreign acquisitions in the energy space, taken one giant step further by the acquisition of NEXEN by CNOOC (nope, that’s not code, I promise). » read more

0 Jun 29 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! As the see-saw of time sends us tipping into the second half of the year, we have had an exceedingly interesting week indeed for both natural gas and oil. Natty pushed through resistance to make a six-month high, before panicking and scarpering lower again despite a heat wave engulfing the US to spur on cooling demand. As for oil, a descent to eight-month lows for WTI has been met by an effervescent rally, due to a bit of good news out of Europe (a refreshing change indeed). As we approach the weekend…burrito bites are your friend!: » read more

1 Jun 28 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

To Be Or Not To Be

Well, no it isn’t (the question, that is). It is more of a statement or affirmation, as this post takes a look at two charts from two recent releases, BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy and the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook , to show two contrasting themes. One chart illustrates key consumption levels, and the other illustrates the key lack thereof. » read more

1 Apr 19 2012 @ 3:47pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas

A Ring Around The Rulings

Given the influx of ruling-related rhetoric in the realm of Energyland™ this week, it seems useful to take a look at some of these announcements – which cover ground from fracs to specs, from UK shale to US LNG – to gain a better understanding. So without further fluff, let’s get our game faces on (= serious post, ahoy), and do a quick ring around the rulings.

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3 Mar 30 2012 @ 7:17am by Matt Smith in Natural Gas, Technology

What Is Holding Back LNG Vehicles In The US?

Given gasoline prices are getting close to record highs while natural gas prices plunder to further new 10-year lows, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are not surprisingly receiving a lot of attention in the media at the moment. Both General Motors and Chrysler have recently announced plans to sell pick-up trucks that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG), while Chesapeake Energy and General Electric are collaborating to develop natural gas infrastructure through developing 250 new filling stations. » read more