May 7 2013 @ 10:24am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas
Nick Grealy is one of the leading advocates of shale gas in Europe. As well as being the publisher of the site No Hot Air, Nick consults on the impact of shale gas, and has appeared in front of UK Parliamentary Committees and on such shows as BBC’s Newsnight to discuss the topic.
Nick is very passionate, opinionated, and a little eccentric. In a world in which shale gas is generally portrayed in a negative light, Nick instead sees it as a bridge to a low carbon environment. So enjoy below some colorful responses from ‘The Shale Gas Guru’. » read more
Apr 19 2013 @ 10:41am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random
I bid you good day! And we reach the end of a perturbing week, in markets and otherwise. Crude prices have plundered lower under the weight of renewed economic concerns kick-started on Sunday night by China. Meanwhile, natural gas has thundered higher to reach a new 21-month high on a smaller-than-expected injection to storage and the prospect of lingering heating demand. As for now, kick back and relax, and dine on 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 14 2012 @ 10:59am by Matt Smith in Blog
Good day, and wowee what a week. As the Federal Reserve steps up with a(nother) bout of stimulus, oil markets have had a fire lit under them. A sudden ratcheting up in geopolitical tension is aiding this move, as the potential for escalating protests and violence in the Middle East builds in a risk premium to pricing once more. As for natural gas, it has managed to push above the three-dollar mark, only to panic and pop its head back below once again. Hark, food for thought: » read more
Jul 19 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, UK natural gas
Last week’s print edition of The Economist had a special feature which ran the gamut across the world of natural gas. Seven articles covered wide-ranging topics, from LNG to fracking to the various regional natural gas markets.
While I highly recommend taking a look at these articles, I appreciate it takes a while to get through them (plus there is a paywall limiting access to only 5 articles a week). So to help you wonderful folks out, I have done the hard work and have extracted some of the key points from these seven pieces, and put them into a bite-size format. I hope you enjoy!
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