6 Apr 1 2015 @ 9:52pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

In Excess

Whilst watching a commercial for the new bacon crust pizza, I suddenly found myself equally torn between being really hungry, and considering the thin gray line of overindulgence. So while I wait for the pizza delivery guy to arrive, I present to you henceforth six slices of excess in energyland™. » read more

Comments Off on File Under: Inventories, not Iran Mar 17 2015 @ 12:47pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Inventories, not Iran

It was great to be back on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, talking about some of the key drivers in the oil market. We did a quick St. Patrick’s Day parade across various contenders, from the dollar to demand, from inventories to Iran. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

2 Mar 12 2015 @ 10:44pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy

Sunny Solar Stories

After last week’s weather-themed post about how seasons change, I am prompted this week to highlight a number of sunny solar stories, led by the elevated profile of a solar-powered plane. So from grid parity to planes to parking lots, here are some signs of solar progress being made across the globe. » read more

Comments Off on Seasons Change Mar 6 2015 @ 6:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, risk management

Seasons Change

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it is not just clocks and landscapes that are undergoing a shift, but also a veritable variety of elements in energyland™. So here are some such seasonal shuffles, across continents and commodities. » read more

Comments Off on #Trending Feb 27 2015 @ 12:59pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

#Trending

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of ‘smart’ devices, and their impact on energy demand. This week I’ve also been exploring trends in US wind generation, as well as changing gasoline habits. Hence I’ve brought this haphazard collection of trends together in this post, for no other reason than they are rather intriguing. Well, I thought they were… I hope you do too.  » read more