Posts Tagged ‘energy demand’

2 Jun 1 2011 @ 10:54pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Yep, I’m pretty sure that’s a smile

Yep, I finally squeezed out a smile on CNBC. Hark, click on the below link to launch to my appearance on the Squawk Box set in NYC: 

2 Feb 4 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Good day! It’s been a week of extreme emotions; happy times as Punxsutawney Phil declared an early spring and China celebrated a New Year, while on the downside the news has been dominated by the unrest seen in Cairo, Egypt. Despite this first week of the month being heavy on the economic data front, concerns about the unrest spreading to the oil-rich countries of the Middle East has dictated the movement in the crude complex. Worrying? I should cocoa. As for natural gas, it was Groundhog Day again on Wednesday Thursday; just like the prior week a bullish storage print provoked a bearish response. Next week brings more energy-specific newsflow with the EIA monthly report, but for now let’s rebuff the bad news and hit the buffet: » read more

0 Feb 3 2011 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

10 for 2030

Hum dee dum. I have some more creative / humorous posts in the works (I promise), but despite feeling like I am gipping you this week, I wanted to share some of the more intriguing points from some recent reports from two members of ‘big oil‘, BP and Exxon Mobil. The two chunky outlooks take a look at the energy sector out to 2030, and from my tortilla-like perspective, here’s the top ten tidbits: » read more

2 Dec 14 2010 @ 10:13am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Wendy’s/Arby’s Dips Into Chips And Salsa

For my latest chat over chips and salsa, I was fortunate enough to have Walt Taylor in my rollerdex. He is the Director of Energy & Building Materials at the SSG Co-op, which serves Wendy’s and Arby’s. A part of life’s rich tapestry, I figured Walt would have some interesting perspectives on some tough and trivial questions. And of course, he did:  » read more

1 Dec 1 2010 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

The Holiday Season, And Its Path Back To Energy

Ok, we’re back in business on the burrito after going awol last week. We have now rolled into December like a  runaway snowball, and are straight into the swing of the most wonderful time of the year. Nonetheless, try as we may, energy is never too far from our minds. So here’s ten yuletide meanderings, with their paths back to energy: » read more