Posts Tagged ‘emissions’

2 Feb 28 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

Could The Biggest Success For NGVs Be At Sea?

As natural gas becomes ever more prevalent as a global fuel, there are increasingly more inventive ways of both consuming and transporting it (see left). While here in the US there is ever greater focus on CNG and LNG-powered vehicles, there is potentially another form of transport that could steal the crown as the King of NGVs…shipping. So after sailing through a sea of research this week, here is the treasure trove of info I have gathered on my travels: » read more

0 Feb 15 2013 @ 10:59am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Hooray for Friday! The crude complex has traded broadly sideways as it hangs out at 4-month highs. It has been supported by ongoing geopolitical concerns, held in check by poor economic data, and left confused by varying perspectives on 2013 from EIA, IEA, and Opec. As for natural gas, it is looking beyond the currently colder conditions to focus on warmer times ahead, and the lower demand that will bring. Snacks ahoy! » read more

2 Oct 13 2011 @ 10:10am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

It’s Sky-way or the Highway! (Aviation or Automobile Quiz)

In the last week I have been doing some digging into the topic of flight. But rather than just throw out some random facts, I figured I’d make you do the work. So here are ten questions from which you simply need to decide what form of transport it relates to: aviation or automobile. There is even a bonus question at the end with a chance to win a prize. If that’s not enough of an incentive to make you read on, then, err…don’t. Grab a pen, and let’s play! » read more

0 Aug 26 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

And an unsurprising and uncontroversial speech from Federal Reserve (= US central bank) Chairman Ben Bernanke is releasing the pressure from the tires of anticipation that has steadily built up this week. 

The fact that no further stimulus (read: Red Bull™*) was announced for the US economy is no shock, although the door of hope was left more than ajar for general markets by the announcement of an extra day of discussion by the Fed at their next meeting in September. » read more

0 Aug 10 2011 @ 10:12am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

The Eric Bickel Triple

My esteemed colleague, Eric Bickel Esq., has written a trilogy of posts for Summit Energy’s blog The Water Cooler based on the flurry of energy policy initiatives announced this summer. 

The policy initiatives are fairly in-depth and complicated (well, I think they are), but Eric presents them in a straightforward and engaging way. Please check them out:

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