Posts Tagged ‘Opec’

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

0 Apr 1 2014 @ 5:18pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Double Feature!

This morning’s lengthy appearance (it’s all relative, folks) was made into a second feature by CNBC, in a piece called ’3 reasons not to worry about energy costs….for now’. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to it:

0 Dec 5 2013 @ 6:45am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Whack-a-mole / Говоря Нефть

I was lucky enough to make two TV appearances in the last week, my first on Russian TV (below), as well as on Fox Business yesterday in the aftermath of the OPEC meeting (all talk, no action). We discussed how the cartel may proceed going forward – including how it plays whack-a-mole with its production volumes. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip:

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1 May 30 2013 @ 3:46pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: A Blast!

It was a blast to appear on Fox Business today with Melissa Francis, talking all things Opec and oil. Hark, click on the below mug-shot (or blast) to launch to the clip:

1 Feb 7 2013 @ 8:52pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

From Theft To Piracy To Flaring To….Hope?

Nigeria is a fascinating country, with so much potential yet so many challenges. It is the largest oil producer in Africa, and has 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves (10th largest in the world). It is also the holder of the largest natural gas reserves in Africa. For all intents and purposes it is also a petro state, with 95% of its export earnings coming from oil, which account for 65% of its budgetary revenues. » read more