2 Feb 28 2014 @ 11:49am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

A Bumpy Ride For Jet Fuel

2014 thus far has been more turbulent than usual for the US crude complex, as wickedly wintry weather has shaken up both supply and demand for the products like a snow globe (probably a bad turn of phrase). Just as gasoline demand has hit the brakes and heating oil demand has been simmering, the jet fuel market has experienced a bumpy ride. » read more

0 Feb 22 2014 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Ukrainian Unrest and European Natural Gas

I appeared on Fox Business on Thursday lunchtime to discuss my concerns about natural gas flows to Europe from Russia amidst escalating tension in Ukraine. After all, half of all Russian exports to Europe pass through the country. Hark, click on the below mugshot to hear my views on both European and US markets:

0 Feb 14 2014 @ 12:58pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas


Some areas of the world are getting desperate to find new sources of energy. In recent days I’ve read about such wacky ideas, from creating fuel from old plastic bags to converting beer waste into electricity. All the while, there are global energy sources going unharnessed, leading to cows literally blowing the doors off barns. There is one source, however, which is being touted as the potential energy of the future, and it is….frozen. » read more

1 Feb 3 2014 @ 1:00pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

What The Energy Industry Can Learn From Lady Gaga

I present this post in all seriousness (with my poker face, if you will) – for the energy industry has a lot in common with – and some lessons to learn from – Lady Gaga. Forthwith we look at how Lady Gaga uses certain traits to her advantage…and how the energy industry tries to do the same.  » read more

0 Jan 20 2014 @ 1:01pm by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

POVs From BP’s Tea Leaves

BP has just released the latest version of its Energy Outlook to 2035. Although it contains the usual themes we have come to know and trust, such as energy demand growth being driven by developing nations, renewables grappling for a greater share of power generation, etc – there were as usual some great observations and takeaways. Here they are… » read more