Posts Tagged ‘oil shale’

0 Dec 7 2012 @ 10:54am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Random

Burrito bites

As we charge into December, we see oil and natural gas prices distinctly lacking in the holiday spirit and looking downbeat, as fiscal cliff and Euro woes combine with a lack of wintry weather to spur on sell-offs in the respective commodities. That said, a turnaround in any of these elements could propel either commodity higher, as both seem supported near current levels. Enough fluff, let’s hit up the good stuff:    » read more

2 Sep 27 2012 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Delta Air Lines Is Bakken Business

For this latest meandering down the path of energy we are going to take a look at a couple of interesting tales intertwined, with the first anecdote beginning with the incongruous line ‘an airline walks into a refinery’. This is because airlines and railroads are contributing to the domestic energy boom in a fascinating fashion, and this post takes a look why. » read more

2 Jul 12 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

Bakke(n) to Basics

We are well aware of the natural gas shale revolution, as domestic production remains strong while prices have remained mired in the land of 2-buckdom. However, the next revolution is underway, set to blow the doors off production expectations in a similar fashion. This be…the US oil shale revolution.

So through the poster-boy of  this new revolution – the Bakken Shale in North Dakota – let’s look at some startling statistics which highlight its growing impact on both a regional and national scale. » 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

5 May 10 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas

From The Beasties To Commodities

I was utterly gutted to hear about the passing of Adam Yauch (MCA from the Beastie Boys) last week. Although I didn’t care for the band’s early stuff like ‘Fight For Your Right To Party’ and ‘No Sleep ’til Brooklyn’, their second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ is one of my favorite records ever, and I have been a fan ever since. So in honor of such a glorious life (from hoodrat to humanitarian), here are some Beastie Boys classics which loop their way back to Commodityland™.
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