Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

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 Feb 22 2014 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Ukrainian Unrest and European Natural Gas

I appeared on Fox Business on Thursday lunchtime to discuss my concerns about natural gas flows to Europe from Russia amidst escalating tension in Ukraine. After all, half of all Russian exports to Europe pass through the country. Hark, click on the below mugshot to hear my views on both European and US markets:

0 Dec 21 2012 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy 12/21/12! Something big was supposed to happen today but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. As for our dearly beloved commodities this week, oil has remained under the influence of the fiscal cliff – the skullduggery of it all leaves crude ultimately range-bound and run ragged. As for natural gas, it has shimmied higher on cooler weather outlooks, back to swing around the monkey bar of mid three-dollardom. But enough from me, it’s time for treats: » read more

0 Mar 8 2012 @ 10:42am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

A Bicycle Built For Two

I must apologize as I feel like I’m jipping Burrito readers again. I usually try to provide an even mix of serious posts with the lighthearted (i.e., a quirky theme or an interesting list). However, this week I have failed in my latest foray into pop culture, and it has left us to take a sudden detour…on a bicycle built for two.  

And here’s some more honesty. I have a confession to make: I avidly collect charts. I have this nerdy tendency to snag a chart - be it on a Tuesday afternoon or early on a Saturday morning (as my kiddos watch Megamind for the 57th time). Then I store it like a butterfly in a jam jar, to occasionally revisit from time to time. So although distracted by other themes, I have been able to revert to a few charts from my collection which illustrate how crude oil prices continue to move….in tandem.

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