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Posts Tagged ‘Global Energy’

0 Dec 9 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito Bites

And the second Friday of December hits us like a snowball, with general markets having a frosty reception to the latest effort by European leaders to stop the rot  to halt the region’s debt crisis.

Crude prices have apprehensively back-pedaled into double-digitdom this week, while natural gas prices sled towards the lows of the year once again, as we are set to reach Christmas without a solid bout of frigid conditions in the US. But enough chat, here are the snacks: » read more

0 Nov 4 2011 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Yep, goats in a tree. Happy Friday, and welcome to another random assortment of educational and odd. Confusion reigns in relation to the European debt crisis as Greece threw a spanner (=ratchet) in the works after last week’s bailout plan had been agreed upon. This week’s bout of economic data has been decidedly mixed – good enough to inspire hope that slow economic growth will continue, but weak enough to provoke wariness and apprehension. Crude oil continues to gauge itself off general market sentiment – swaying like a reed with the news flow – while natural gas sold off after last weekend’s Northeastern snowstorm, only to see bargain-hunting coming back into the market late in the week. Before the weekend respite, let’s hit up the bites:   » read more

0 Jul 28 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Let’s Face The Music

At a time when we approach the unprecedented potential of a default by the US on its national debt, it is worth acknowledging that there may well be trouble ahead (…and imminently). As we face the music and prepare to lace up our dancing shoes,  it seems prudent to remember where we were a year ago, and then appraise whether current downbeat perceptions are muddying the water. So from the starting point of Energyland™ to the general economy, let’s take a look at ten reference points, to see if we need to throw in the towel, or just throw some shapes:  » read more

0 Mar 30 2011 @ 9:56am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Chips and Salsa With Precision Castparts Corp Pro

For my latest indulgence of chips and salsa, I was fortuitous enough to grab some time with charismatic Nick Balster from Precision Castparts Corp. Nick travels the world overseeing energy for PCC, who is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. Enjoy Nick’s entertaining responses on energy management, global challenges, and neutered pets:   » read more