Posts Tagged ‘coal’

2 Jan 14 2014 @ 11:04pm by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy

Reports of Coal’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

I have pilfered from him before, and I will no doubt pilfer again. For Mark Twain is an excellent source of inspiration. Apparently, he said something along the lines of  ’reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated‘ in relation to a misinformed newspaper article about one of his relatives. Regardless, it has been ringing in my ears recently as I have been reading about coal. For despite the anthracitical fuel being the red-headed stepchild of the energy complex, talk of its demise would appear misplaced. I present my case henceforth. » read more

0 Sep 20 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! Crude prices have headed lower this week as Syrian tensions ease…only to be propelled higher by non-tapering…only to be ushered lower by the reason for non-tapering (economy not strong enough). Meanwhile, natural gas rallied on expectations for a bullish storage number, only to retrace when it materialized. As higher temperatures wane and the peak of hurricane season passes, prices settle down around the 200-day average. Snacks ahoy! » read more

0 Apr 18 2013 @ 4:08pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Alphabetti Spaghetti

There has been an acronymtastic set of reports this week from the IEA, IMF, and EIA. So from these nine letters come six charts out of three reports. Alphabetti spaghetti indeed.  » read more

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

3 Dec 14 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Three Themes For Twenty Forty

Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil released a report called ‘The Outlook For Energy: A View to 2040‘. Such reports are always great for identifying trends, once you accept the erroneous nature of trying to predict energy trends nearly 30 years into the future. I initially pulled a bunch of info and charts before realizing what I had was rather long and boring, so I have culled it down to these three themes: total energy demand growth, transportation growth, and industrial demand growth.  » read more