Posts Tagged ‘gasoline prices’

2 Oct 25 2012 @ 10:57am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy, Technology

And The Survey Says…

This latest collection of random observations has been sponsored by the University of Texas, and their energy poll which was released last week. The results of 2,100 respondents have been weighted to reflect the demographics of the US. Now I’m not even going to touch the political Q&As with a barge pole, (although you can see them all here), because frankly there are a number of much more fascinating topics to consider. And here are three of them.

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0 Oct 12 2012 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Howdy, and welcome to another download of uplifting tales, from the energy to the odd! This week has seen the spotlight of the oil market swing away from the Euro debt crisis and onto geopolitical tension, as rising unrest betwixt Syria and Turkey is cranking up supply fears in the region, leaving oil prices to scramble higher.

As for natty, we have seen prices reach a high for the year as both storage surpluses and temperatures dwindle lower, while heating demand is ushered higher. Snacks ahoy: » read more

0 Sep 20 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell is a total dude. He is the author of the fine book ‘Blink’ (about how choices aren’t as simple as they seem) and the splendid ‘Outliers’ (about the quirks which have made certain people successful). He also reminds me of Krusty the Clown. He too is the author of ‘The Tipping Point’, which is about how patterns and factors are at play in virtually every influential trend. Financial markets (and in Energyland™, of course) are awash with tipping points at the moment; here are but a few.

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0 Sep 6 2012 @ 1:23pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Terms And Conditions

Some weeks I have a certain topic to bang the drum about, while other weeks I am juggling a random bunch of things. Yep, this is one of those weeks.

In recent days I have been pecked at by certain terms, be it terminology, terms of constraint, or terms of office. At the same time, I have been pestered by conditions  - be they weather conditions, economic conditions, or conditions to abide by. So without further rambling, here is a mixed bag of terms and conditions.

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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