Posts Tagged ‘oil’

0 Mar 17 2015 @ 12:47pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Inventories, not Iran

It was great to be back on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, talking about some of the key drivers in the oil market. We did a quick St. Patrick’s Day parade across various contenders, from the dollar to demand, from inventories to Iran. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

0 Feb 25 2015 @ 8:57pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: The Usual Suspects

I was super-happy to be on CNBC Asia this evening and to be given the opportunity to rant about some of the usual suspects influencing the market: OPEC, rig counts, and US production, among others. Hark, click on the below non-mugshot to launch to the clip:

1 Feb 2 2015 @ 9:46am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Punxsutawney Phil and Oil Production

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box gave me the opportunity to compare the predictive power of Punxsutawney Phil to the US oil rig count. For rigs are likely to continue to drop into spring, while US production will continue to edge higher. Putting faith in the rig count to lower oil production is like relying on a groundhog to predict the weather. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the interview – I’m the bookends to Jim Iuorio’s economic bit in the middle:

2 Jan 27 2015 @ 5:39am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Rig Counts, Capex and Company Consolidation

It was a late night for me as I appeared on CNBC Asia to respond to OPEC Secretary-General El-Badri’s comments that oil prices are bottoming out. His concerns about a lack of investment in the oil and gas sector seem a more legitimate argument, something we discuss via companies cutting their capital expenditures and a falling rig count. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

0 Jan 13 2015 @ 12:46pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Giving Directions

A phone call on my way to work this morning signaled a last-minute appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, answering the tough questions about where oil is heading and why. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip: