Posts Tagged ‘Natural Gas’

6 Nov 11 2014 @ 12:50pm by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy

Energy Trends in Africa

While I have written posts on Nigeria and regularly referenced Libya in the last half decade on the burrito, I know very little about most of Africa when it comes to energy. So it was interesting to sift through this comprehensive report from the IEA to get a better understanding of some of the broader energy trends underway. Henceforth are my ten top takeaways: » read more

0 Apr 29 2014 @ 10:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Miley, Bieber, and Changing Global Oil Dynamics

Let’s go a little controversial here. The US oil boom is such a headline-grabbing topic at the moment that I cannot help but draw comparisons betwixt it and its pop culture equivalent, Miley Cyrus. And while on that tangent, the oil cartel OPEC reminds me of…Justin Bieber: just as US oil production is surging in stature, OPEC’s dominance appears to be waning. » read more

1 Apr 1 2014 @ 9:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Calling The Shots!

Today’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box (from Phoenix, randomly) was absolutely brilliant fun. For some insane reason, anchor Joe Kernen handed the Trading Block segment over to me to interview guest host Rebecca Patterson about currencies. Unfortunately, the clip is just a short excerpt from my longest appearance on Squawk Box by far. Hark, click on the below mugshots to launch to the clip:

1 Jan 6 2014 @ 5:41pm by Matt Smith in Economy, energy consulting, Natural Gas

10 Things to Consider about the Marcellus Shale

Ok, my bad – wrong Marsalis to the left. For today, my friends, we are going to talk about the crazy cat that is the Marcellus Shale, via ten different considerations. So let’s get this show on the road, and start the countdown from ten to one: » read more

0 Jun 19 2013 @ 7:03pm by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Chips and Salsa with CLNG Chief

The recent posts here on the burrito about LNG exports seem to have struck a chord with the energy community; features across various sites have yielded positive feedback, while being name-checked and linked to by the Wall Street Journal has done nothing to hinder readership. All this traction has culminated in a most wonderful opportunity to quiz the President of the Center for LNG (CLNG), Bill Cooper, on his views. CLNG is a trade association, and acts as a clearinghouse for educational and technical information on LNG.  Henceforth are Bill’s candid and straight-shooting responses…glorious stuff. » read more