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Posts Tagged ‘EIA’

0 Sep 28 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

G’day! As we reach the last trading day of September (and Q3), we see natural gas prices sat close to a high for the year as a rather rampant rally has been spurred on by the fear of winter on the horizon. Meanwhile, oil remains under the influence of the usual suspects – the Euro debt crisis, geopolitical tension and lackluster economic data releases. But enough of that, it’s time to snack: » read more

1 Jun 28 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

To Be Or Not To Be

Well, no it isn’t (the question, that is). It is more of a statement or affirmation, as this post takes a look at two charts from two recent releases, BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy and the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook , to show two contrasting themes. One chart illustrates key consumption levels, and the other illustrates the key lack thereof. » read more

1 Nov 23 2011 @ 10:22am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy

“You Were Only Supposed To Blow The Bloody Doors Off!”

‘The Italian Job’ is a 1969 film caper and one of the best-loved British films of all time. Its premise is a gold heist in Rome involving lots of Minis. In one of the most famous scenes, two of the heisters are testing explosives on a truck, leading Michael Caine to utter the immortal words ‘you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!’

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0 Sep 21 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Natural Gas is Eeyore, and Other Observations

Although I’m working on a few other posts, I’ve been distracted this past week by a number of key documents, speeches, and data releases (and of course, the omnipresent preoccupation of linking cartoons to commodities). Hither and thither, here are some observations I have cobbled together.

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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