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Posts Tagged ‘coal’

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

0 Nov 9 2012 @ 10:34am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

It’s been another stormy week in commodityland™, as the election and a nor’easter have caused extreme turbulence for oil and natural gas respectively. Oil rallied prior to the election result, only to immediately look ahead to a looming ‘fiscal cliff’ and sell off with vehemence. As for natty, it has moved lower in the face of inclement conditions in the Northeast, as it looks to better times next week and record storage. Enough looking back, here comes the weekend and the snacks:

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0 Oct 12 2012 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Howdy, and welcome to another download of uplifting tales, from the energy to the odd! This week has seen the spotlight of the oil market swing away from the Euro debt crisis and onto geopolitical tension, as rising unrest betwixt Syria and Turkey is cranking up supply fears in the region, leaving oil prices to scramble higher.

As for natty, we have seen prices reach a high for the year as both storage surpluses and temperatures dwindle lower, while heating demand is ushered higher. Snacks ahoy: » read more