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
Posts Tagged ‘oil shale’
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
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
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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