Jul 20 2015 @ 2:17pm by Daniel Holder in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy
For the next three posts, we’re going to take a deep look into the future on three commodities important to us here in GR&A: Oil, Natural Gas and Electric Power. The recipe for each section will be one part current events, one part analysis and a pinch of the ever important speculation (it’s kinda like salt, but for forecasters. Add it to taste).
In the crude section, we will discuss OPEC’s market-share capture strategy. In the gas section, we will touch on how the link between oil and gas will strengthen. In the power section, we will highlight a specific regulatory development in California that will shed some light on the future of the industry.
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Aug 5 2013 @ 9:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy
I was so excited to be on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, knowing my segment was with the controversial Peter Schiff. And he didn’t disappoint. While I answer a couple of questions in the middle of the segment, it all kicks off after that as Peter starts ranting and CNBC pulls the plug on him. Such a fun way to start the week!! Hark, click on the below mugshots to launch to the clip.
May 31 2013 @ 6:56pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Good day! We bid goodbye to May, and look ahead to June (hark, Atlantic Hurricane Season, potential stimulus tapering, Wimbledon…), and the doozie of a week ahead of us. The week that was has seen oil markets try to weigh up Opec rumors and whether good is bad or bad is good is bad or good (um, I’m lost), while natural gas has been larroped by moderating weather outlooks. But before the bountiful buffet of economic data next week, let us kick back, relax, and recharge with these snacks: » read more
Mar 15 2013 @ 10:46am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas
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
Sep 7 2012 @ 10:39am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random
Happy Nonfarm Friday! And what a thoroughly underwhelming employment report it was too, especially after all the hype. The disconcerting data is stymieing crude’s run, after WTI had got within a smidge of five-month highs (and just beyond, triple digitdom). Fortunately sense has prevailed, and rather than being enamored by the whiff of stimulus hopes, prices are instead confronting the harsh reality of this week’s poor releases. As for the good ship natural gas, it is keeling over as we are set to pass the pinnacle of hurricane season (hark, Monday), while also descending the slope of cooling demand to the base camp of shoulder season. Enough bumpf for now, ’tis time to chow: » read more