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Posts Tagged ‘Japan earthquake’

0 Apr 1 2011 @ 10:53am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

I bid you good day and welcome to Q2, on a day which is jam-packed with action – Nonfarm Friday, global manufacturing data, April Fool’s Day, Method Man’s 40th birthday, the list goes on…I am actually going to shy away from any kind of April Fool’s prank – not because I can’t think of a good one (of course I could, ahem), but because there are more serious matters at hand (although this bean could solve the energy crisis). Conflict in MENA continues apace without any clear sign of resolution, while Japan remains fighting the threat of nuclear disaster. Crude is up to a 30-mth high on continued uncertainty, while natty keeps running into the wall of resistance at $4.40, dusting itself off, then charging again. In celebration of Q2…c’mon, let’s chew!:   » read more

0 Mar 18 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

I normally really enjoy finding a good picture or two to put in the bites each week – the world is full of so much odd stuff. But this week it has been quite the opposite – rather depressing – as so many of the notable pictures have been of the devastation in Japan. It is impossible to quite comprehend the death and destruction that has been caused, while at the same time it feels almost cold-hearted to look beyond this to how markets are being affected. » read more

0 Mar 14 2011 @ 7:51am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, UK natural gas

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Caterwauls: Update on Global Events

As there appeared no let up in developments over the weekend (or their impact on energy markets), it made sense to collect info, links, and stats here (clients can find further analysis in today’s weekly doc) to get you up to speed on this Monday morning: » read more