Posts Tagged ‘energy independence’

0 Jul 26 2013 @ 12:30pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day! Our buddies crude oil and natural gas are charging lower into the weekend, as profit-taking and fears of a Chinese slowdown weigh heavily on Texas tea. As for natural gas, temperatures for the peak of summertime are set to be very mild and meek indeed, spurring on selling. With the weekend ahoy, here are some snacks to enjoy: » read more

0 Dec 6 2012 @ 7:41am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

The Nightmare Before Christmas…And Other Energy-related Holiday Movies

For the past three burrito years I’ve tried to do a Christmas-themed post, be it energy-related Christmas gifts, linking the holiday season and energy, or inventing the ultimate commodity Christmas gift. So this year it’s time to compare the current landscape of Energyland™ to some of the best holiday movies. Enjoy! » read more

2 Sep 27 2012 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Delta Air Lines Is Bakken Business

For this latest meandering down the path of energy we are going to take a look at a couple of interesting tales intertwined, with the first anecdote beginning with the incongruous line ‘an airline walks into a refinery’. This is because airlines and railroads are contributing to the domestic energy boom in a fascinating fashion, and this post takes a look why. » read more

0 Jun 22 2012 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Yo y’all, it’s been another nutty week in the world of energy, as Brent crude has made 18-month lows, while WTI has disco-danced its way back into the 70’s (to $77 to be specific); worsening economic data on a global front has been the overwhelming drag on prices this week. Natural gas is seeing record temperatures across parts of the US boosting cooling demand, but even the impending formation and threat of the fourth-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season cannot propel prices too much higher (insert Debby downer joke here). Enough from me, it’s time to eat:

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

America is Great, Energy-related and Otherwise

I have tirelessly spent the last week or so trying not to write a post which either a) reflects on last year or b) provides some sort of outlook for 2012. This has left me considering the here and now, and the USA.  

Swinging the spotlight back onto energy (as is inevitable here on the burrito), I realized there is a lot to be thankful for in the US. Despite some obvious shortfalls in the energy landscape (reliance on fossil fuels, foreign energy dependence, etc) I believe the US is moving in the right direction. So henceforth I present some random points as to why the US is great, from both an energy perspective, and from the perspective of a Brit.  

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