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Posts Tagged ‘oil production’

0 Oct 4 2012 @ 1:15am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

From Oompa Loompas To Oil

I have to confess, I am plagued by an affliction. The more I try and focus on the high-brow stuff, the more I am preoccupied by thoughts of the inane. Hence as I try and get my head around supply and demand in the oil market, my mind drifts off to ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ to try and draw comparisons.

Previously here on the burrito we have looked at energy through the lens of everything from super-heroes to rock bands to cartoons; and today we are going to join the dots betwixt oompa loompas and energyland™. » read more

0 Jun 15 2012 @ 2:52pm by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

10 Tidbits

Yo, I promised I would double down on posts after shirking my responsibilities somewhat last week, so here are ten tidbits I have squirreled away from then until now to show you how nuts Energyworld™ is. Enjoy! » read more

0 Apr 12 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Around The World In 80 Seconds

Given that this week feels like it has been all over the place, it seems somewhat appropriate that this post should do the same. So let us go around the world in 80 seconds, taking a look at some random energy nuggets from various corners of the globe.

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0 Sep 10 2010 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, UK natural gas

Burrito Bites

'Bring your pet to the Apple store' day

And please put your hands together for ‘Peak of the Hurricane Season’ Day. September 10th is the day which marks the statistical top for hurricane activity in the Atlantic (based on past data – see previous burrito post), and accordingly natural gas is rallying into the weekend on a potential storm nearing the Gulf of Mexico (and the subsequent oil and gas production that resides there). Prior to this, natty has had a subdued week, easing lower with the general temperature of the US. Crude continues to bluff, baffle and bamboozle the market as it swings from looking tired to tenacious and back again, while ultimately remaining magnetized to oscillate around the $75 level. Enough chat, let’s chow:   

–Talkin’ ’bout a (shale) revolution on the good old BBC.   

–The nitty-gritty on the BP oil spill report, also known as it was the cement’s fault.  

–We crave cash more than brains, youth or good looks.  

–Surge in natural gas production is lowering emissions.  

–BP was Google Adwords biggest spender  post the Gulf disaster.  

–A visual guide to deflation (probably good prep).  

–Mexican drug cartels are crippling oil and natural gas production.

–Artist Banksy makes anti-BP installation.

Timeline: 50 years of Opec.  

–US is addicted to Olive Garden.  

Algae biofuels roadmap (all 140 pages of it…a long road).  

–Pelosi and Markey take a trip to the Canadian Oil Sands.  

–China blacks out towns to meet energy goal.  

Buzz Lightyear carrot lookey-likey.  

The Burrito Deluxe Award of the week goes to Chinese crude imports, which climbed 10% in August versus July, against the expectation that they would be suppressed by a slowing Chinese economy. 

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to leaky pipelines. Crude has been pushed to a three-week high as a pipeline between Canada and the US has been closed due to a leak. The pipeline transports approximately a quarter of all crude into the US and its refineries – meaning possible rising gas prices on the Starboard bow for Summit’s Louisville contingent. 

bear care

The Burrito Quote of the Week: ‘It’s not a good sign when the  government has to intervene to prevent a run on a Bank that is already owned by the government’ –from this article on Ireland.  

The Just Plain Wrongwrongwrong Burrito fact of the week: 3% of Twitter’s servers are said to be dedicated to Justin  Bieber.  
Have a rock n’ roll weekend!
4 Oct 20 2009 @ 11:30am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

Ode to Opec

Oh I wish I worked for Opec,
I bet the pay is great;
They only meet four times a year,
To have a quick debate.

Oh I wish I worked for Opec,
Their meetings sound like fun,
They always meet in a fancy place
And never get much done.

Oh I wish I worked for Opec,
I could shoot the breeze;
And give statements to reporters,
Like how Opec is keeping quotas unchanged when in reality they are doing whatever they feel like.