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Posts Tagged ‘energy efficiency’

1 Jul 11 2014 @ 12:59pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Risk Strategy

A Stack of Stats on Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… » read more

0 Mar 15 2013 @ 10:46am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! Another nutty week has seen natural gas pushing to try and reach an 18-month high on late-season heating demand and a whopper of a withdrawal from weekly storage. Crude oil is somewhat overlooking uninspiring fundamentals to rally with the improving economic data we are seeing out of the US and the euphoria seen in equity markets. Hark, snacks ahoy: » 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

0 Jul 26 2012 @ 4:22pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy

10 Potential Perpetrators For Weak Gasoline Demand

Hey, so I know I ranted about the conundrum of strong gasoline prices versus weak demand earlier in the year (in From Target to Twitter to Tanks and 2 Bugbears, 5 Reasons, 1 Reality), but I felt it worth revisiting this proposition because although gas prices have fallen, demand still remains weak. So here are ten reasons to explain why gasoline demand is in a structural decline: » read more

0 Apr 6 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Good day! Happy Friday! Good Friday! A short trading week has given us a lot to think about, as we enter a new month and a new quarter. What started off positively with decent manufacturing data has ended with a whimper from Nonfarm Friday numbers, as job creation in the US leans much more mediocre than marvelous. Crude has headed lower this week, while natural gas further further further plunders to 10-year lows as storage surpluses extend and neutral temperatures abound to keep demand in check.  May these bites make your Good Friday better: » read more