Posts Tagged ‘carbon emissions’

2 Mar 14 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Highlighting Global Trends In Carbon Emissions

It is rather easy to get swept up in the ‘holier than thou’ mindset when it comes to lower carbon emissions in the US. Granted, the US is making progress on this front: 2012 levels were about 13% below those seen in 2005. » read more

0 Nov 18 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Amazingly, the Friday before Thanksgiving creeps up on us with the stealth of a ninja. This week has brought more yadda yadda blah blah blah re Europe, as the domino rally of debt deterioration now reaches Spain (no bulls in sight), and funds flee from their bonds. Meanwhile, the US continues to see placatingly decent economic data (or maybe our expectations have just been beaten down…hmm, there’s a thought).  » read more

2 Jul 7 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

If Commodities Were Members of The Rolling Stones…

Commodityworld™ is very much like The Rolling Stones, full of energy and gathering no moss. Seeing a recent picture of the Stones got me wondering about which commodity best represented each of them (welcome to my world…). Keith was easy to choose, but as for Mick I couldn’t get no satisfaction, well, you’ll see…here’s the wrinkled rockers with their commodity equivalents. » read more

0 Jul 1 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Friday, a long weekend ahead, and Q3 kicked off - reasons to be cheerful, 1-2-3. And this week has brought the familiar twists and turns. Well actually, crude had been on the straight and narrow (higher) for most of this week, egged on by the exuberance of the response to the approval of a Greek austerity package, which has essentially ensured the survival of the Eurozone in its current form…for now. As for the good ship nat gas, it has shown moderate progress after bouncing from strong support around $4.20ish, as summer weather supports higher cooling demand, while the first-named storm of this Atlantic hurricane season reminds us we never know what is around the corner – so keep your eyes on the prize (exhibit 1, left). A long weekend awaits, so be sure to load up on sustenance: » read more

1 Jun 15 2011 @ 2:19pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

When Fruit and Energyworld™ Collide

As you well know, I believe that everything is interconnected – commodities, currencies, bonds, equities, etc….so my recent whirl through ‘The Big Apple’ set me off on a tangent about… and fruit.  So here are ten ways in which the two doth intermingle:  » read more