Posts Tagged ‘coal’

4 Feb 10 2015 @ 9:57pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Noil!

Despite an unrelenting focus on the recent rout in oil, there have been a number of other significant swoonings across commodityland™ which have also been rather noteworthy. This played out naturally in my head as ‘noily’ (aka, ‘not about oil’…although, as we know, everything is interlinked).

As it turns out, noil is actually a word – meaning a short fiber left over from spinning silk. Trying to find an istockphoto image of said noil, this picture of a gnarly alpaca showed up instead. I then looked up ‘no oil’, and an alpaca image showed up again. Fate it would seem. So here is a post which is not about spinning silk, gnarly alpacas, or oil. » read more

0 Aug 15 2014 @ 11:46am by Matt Smith in Global Energy

Ten Lumps of Coal Info

While I’ve been digging into a bunch of different commodities recently, there have been a number of interesting bits and bobs relating to coal that I’ve been squirreling away. Hence, here are ten tidbits that I wanted to share: » read more

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