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Posts Tagged ‘pirates’

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

0 Jan 19 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Risk Strategy

The Analogy Strikes Back

Given the popularity of last week’s post linking natural gas to Star Wars, I figured I would try to be a one-trick pony squeeze as much mileage out of this one as I could. Since some readers were flabbergasted at the omission of certain characters, here are some new analogies, with the emphasis on the crude complex. » read more

0 Oct 19 2011 @ 11:18pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

This is an early and abridged set of burrito bites, but I figured that I had unearthed just enough interesting tidbits to justify pushing ’em out to you glorious folk. Enjoy! » read more

1 Oct 6 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Energy! You Goonie!

Oh my gosh, I hope this picture brings you as much amusement as it does me. With the return of piracy into the mainstream media in the last week, I have been reminiscing about the most fantastic of movies – The Goonies – and how it is inevitably tied back to energy. So here’s some truffle-shuffle-tastic insights to take us from crude to natty to Mikey to Mouth to Data to Brand to Andy to Stef, and to of course…Chunk (Captain Chunk!).

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