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Posts Tagged ‘power’

0 Feb 3 2012 @ 10:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy Nonfarm Friday! Crude is mustering a positive end to a rather lackluster week, as poor US oil demand (hark, a 13-yr low) threw a wet blanket over prices. It has taken a decent employment report here in the US today to reverse this trend. Meanwhile, natural gas is on another rollercoaster ride, falling three days in a row before rallying over 7% on the back of a slightly more bullish-than-consensus storage print on Thursday. What a week it has been…let’s hit the cuisine: » read more

3 Oct 19 2011 @ 10:18pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random

The Top Ten Energy-related Halloween Costumes for 2011

Yep, it’s that time of the year when we plan what to wear on this most ghoulish of holidays. So here are some tips – straight from Base Camp Burrito – with the top ten energy-related Halloween costumes for 2011: » read more

0 Sep 29 2011 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Relevant versus Random Facts about Power

Once again this week I found myself going off on a tangent as I was researching something else. My meanderings led me to forraging for facts about power, so here are some relevant, riveting, and random electro-info-nuggets™.  » read more

0 Aug 19 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

Burrito Bites

Welcome to the latest buffet that is burrito bites. In the week that was, everything started relatively calmly after last week’s stormy trading, only for all to go awry on Thursday. Twas on this day a bucketload of bad economic data was thrown onto the markets, sending equities and crude sliding lower; meanwhile, natural gas recovered from a bearish weekly storage report to focus instead on potential tropical activity. WTI Crude has ducked below the surface of $80 before coming up for air, while natty remains submerged below $4. Hark, snacks are served:   » read more

2 Feb 10 2011 @ 8:24am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

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As incredulous as it seems, ‘Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo’ is in fact a grammatically valid sentence in the American English language. This was brought to my attention by a colleague, and it set me off thinking about incredulous things in the energy complex. So here are ten random energy incredulosities: » read more