Posts Tagged ‘natural gas vehicles’

1 Jul 11 2013 @ 7:51am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

10 Points To Consider In The Great NGV Debate

The perception of natural gas as a mainstream fuel for vehicles runs the gamut, dependent upon where you live: from the improbable…to the viable…to the everyday reality. So from recent burrito research expeditions, here are ten points to stir up the melding pot of the great natural gas vehicle debate. » read more

0 Mar 22 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Burrito bites

Happy World Water Day! (making whales smile everywhere). This week has seen the crude complex poked and prodded around by a small island in the Mediterranean, as the debt crisis in Cyprus has raised fears of contagion to Italy or Spain. This has pressured the euro lower, and hence crude prices also. As for natural gas, it has rallied to close to four-dollardom as this winter goes on and on. And on. Before Friday night, let’s fill up on bites: » read more

3 Dec 14 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Three Themes For Twenty Forty

Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil released a report called ‘The Outlook For Energy: A View to 2040‘. Such reports are always great for identifying trends, once you accept the erroneous nature of trying to predict energy trends nearly 30 years into the future. I initially pulled a bunch of info and charts before realizing what I had was rather long and boring, so I have culled it down to these three themes: total energy demand growth, transportation growth, and industrial demand growth.  » read more

0 Dec 2 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management

Burrito bites

Hola! As we move into December, Commodityland™ has spent the last week mentally preparing itself for a monstrously big month ahead. Oil has has been edging higher on a spattering of geopolitical tension, alrightish economic data, and developments on the fiscal cliff front. As for natty, it has seen its biggest weekly loss in six months on a surprise injection for weekly storage and a lack of inclement weather on the outlooks to mid-December. As we ready ourselves for a nutty week ahead, here’s some snacks for sustenance:  » read more

3 Mar 30 2012 @ 7:17am by Matt Smith in Natural Gas, Technology

What Is Holding Back LNG Vehicles In The US?

Given gasoline prices are getting close to record highs while natural gas prices plunder to further new 10-year lows, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are not surprisingly receiving a lot of attention in the media at the moment. Both General Motors and Chrysler have recently announced plans to sell pick-up trucks that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG), while Chesapeake Energy and General Electric are collaborating to develop natural gas infrastructure through developing 250 new filling stations. » read more