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Posts Tagged ‘retail gasoline prices’

0 Jul 26 2012 @ 4:22pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy

10 Potential Perpetrators For Weak Gasoline Demand

Hey, so I know I ranted about the conundrum of strong gasoline prices versus weak demand earlier in the year (in From Target to Twitter to Tanks and 2 Bugbears, 5 Reasons, 1 Reality), but I felt it worth revisiting this proposition because although gas prices have fallen, demand still remains weak. So here are ten reasons to explain why gasoline demand is in a structural decline: » read more

0 Mar 15 2012 @ 10:34am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

March Madness Medley

Given my blatant lack of heritage, it gives me an excuse (as if I needed one) to look into both the nerdier side of March madness, and its obvious parallels with energy. So here is a random collection of definitions, divergences, and distinctions about current spring insanity: » read more

0 Feb 23 2012 @ 10:48am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

From Target to Twitter to Tanks

As companies adopt increasingly sophisticated ways to reach customers or identify trends, they are getting super-sleuthishly good at coming up with predictive indicators. I’ve come across a couple of somewhat wacky ones in the last week, and I thought I would share them (especially as regular readers already know that quirky indicators are the way forward), and show how they coaxed me back to considering a current conundrum in Commodityworld™.

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0 Dec 15 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Natural Gas

The Emergence of Convergence

Hey yo, this post is based on a simple observation relating to the current nuttiness of natural gas and retail gasoline prices. 

The two prices have converged to parity recently, but not for the reasons we may have previously considered. It seemed more likely that the two would meet due to wintry weather boosting natty, and increasing demand boosting gasoline, but neither of these scenarios have played out. So let’s take a look at some of the real reasons for the emergence of this convergence.

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