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Posts Tagged ‘emissions’

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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0 Sep 10 2010 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, UK natural gas

Burrito Bites

'Bring your pet to the Apple store' day

And please put your hands together for ‘Peak of the Hurricane Season’ Day. September 10th is the day which marks the statistical top for hurricane activity in the Atlantic (based on past data – see previous burrito post), and accordingly natural gas is rallying into the weekend on a potential storm nearing the Gulf of Mexico (and the subsequent oil and gas production that resides there). Prior to this, natty has had a subdued week, easing lower with the general temperature of the US. Crude continues to bluff, baffle and bamboozle the market as it swings from looking tired to tenacious and back again, while ultimately remaining magnetized to oscillate around the $75 level. Enough chat, let’s chow:   

–Talkin’ ’bout a (shale) revolution on the good old BBC.   

–The nitty-gritty on the BP oil spill report, also known as it was the cement’s fault.  

–We crave cash more than brains, youth or good looks.  

–Surge in natural gas production is lowering emissions.  

–BP was Google Adwords biggest spender  post the Gulf disaster.  

–A visual guide to deflation (probably good prep).  

–Mexican drug cartels are crippling oil and natural gas production.

–Artist Banksy makes anti-BP installation.

Timeline: 50 years of Opec.  

–US is addicted to Olive Garden.  

Algae biofuels roadmap (all 140 pages of it…a long road).  

–Pelosi and Markey take a trip to the Canadian Oil Sands.  

–China blacks out towns to meet energy goal.  

Buzz Lightyear carrot lookey-likey.  

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the week goes to Chinese crude imports, which climbed 10% in August versus July, against the expectation that they would be suppressed by a slowing Chinese economy. 

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to leaky pipelines. Crude has been pushed to a three-week high as a pipeline between Canada and the US has been closed due to a leak. The pipeline transports approximately a quarter of all crude into the US and its refineries – meaning possible rising gas prices on the Starboard bow for Summit’s Louisville contingent. 

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The Burrito Quote of the Week: ‘It’s not a good sign when the  government has to intervene to prevent a run on a Bank that is already owned by the government’ –from this article on Ireland.  

The Just Plain Wrongwrongwrong Burrito fact of the week: 3% of Twitter’s servers are said to be dedicated to Justin  Bieber.  
Have a rock n’ roll weekend!