May 7 2013 @ 10:24am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas
Nick Grealy is one of the leading advocates of shale gas in Europe. As well as being the publisher of the site No Hot Air, Nick consults on the impact of shale gas, and has appeared in front of UK Parliamentary Committees and on such shows as BBC’s Newsnight to discuss the topic.
Nick is very passionate, opinionated, and a little eccentric. In a world in which shale gas is generally portrayed in a negative light, Nick instead sees it as a bridge to a low carbon environment. So enjoy below some colorful responses from ‘The Shale Gas Guru’. » read more
Jul 19 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, UK natural gas
Last week’s print edition of The Economist had a special feature which ran the gamut across the world of natural gas. Seven articles covered wide-ranging topics, from LNG to fracking to the various regional natural gas markets.
While I highly recommend taking a look at these articles, I appreciate it takes a while to get through them (plus there is a paywall limiting access to only 5 articles a week). So to help you wonderful folks out, I have done the hard work and have extracted some of the key points from these seven pieces, and put them into a bite-size format. I hope you enjoy!
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Jun 1 2012 @ 10:49am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, UK natural gas
Happy Nonfarm Friday! And wowee, all is not well in Energyland™, as the negatives stack up against crude to topple it to a seven-month low. Swelling inventories, Euro economic woes, and an unrelenting onslaught of poor economic data releases have sent crude spiralling lower. A swift reversal in sentiment and price has also been experienced by natural gas, as evidence of continued strong supply finally turns naysayers into bears. Enough for now, time to chow.
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Apr 20 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, UK natural gas
Phew! Made it to another Friday! Natural gas is stuck in Groundhog week, as it again makes a new decade-low on the same themes of last week (…and the week before, and the week before…) with strong supply and downbeat demand. Crude oil has drifted lower for most of the week, but is bouncing with some bargain-hunting after testing two-month lows. Oh happy, oh joy, the snacks are ahoy: » read more
Apr 19 2012 @ 3:47pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas
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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