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Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

2 Jul 12 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

Bakke(n) to Basics

We are well aware of the natural gas shale revolution, as domestic production remains strong while prices have remained mired in the land of 2-buckdom. However, the next revolution is underway, set to blow the doors off production expectations in a similar fashion. This be…the US oil shale revolution.

So through the poster-boy of  this new revolution – the Bakken Shale in North Dakota – let’s look at some startling statistics which highlight its growing impact on both a regional and national scale. » read more

0 Jun 21 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

10 BIG numbers!

Alrightee, so let’s trundle along a similar path to the last post with another bunch of tidbits. But these ones have a theme – that of being BIG numbers which are defining, dictating, and dominating current markets.  » read more

0 Jul 28 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Let’s Face The Music

At a time when we approach the unprecedented potential of a default by the US on its national debt, it is worth acknowledging that there may well be trouble ahead (…and imminently). As we face the music and prepare to lace up our dancing shoes,  it seems prudent to remember where we were a year ago, and then appraise whether current downbeat perceptions are muddying the water. So from the starting point of Energyland™ to the general economy, let’s take a look at ten reference points, to see if we need to throw in the towel, or just throw some shapes:  » read more

0 Mar 10 2011 @ 7:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

Are we K.O.’d or O.K.?

Ok, I’m not messing about this week; the gloves are off. I am cutting straight to the chase the wheat from the chaff and straight to the quick. There are two key issues in the US economy which are delicately poised to potentially either save or sink us. And these are unemployment and gasoline prices. (Well, there is a third, but a double dip in housing is a done deal). So below I have given some background on these two issues, hopefully illustrating their potential threat to a sustained economic recovery. So first up, employment:  » read more