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Posts Tagged ‘WTI crude oil’

3 Aug 25 2011 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Crude Drivers Collide

This week is shaping up to be more crucial than most for crude oil, as we see some important developments in key price drivers of Black Gold, Texas Tea. So here are some details which have already been gleaned, and some which are yet to be revealed. » read more

0 Aug 22 2011 @ 9:01am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Sneeze and you’ll miss it

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was cut short as the conversation was dictated by political banter. So I’m only on for the first thirty seconds….although they did give a nice apology at the end! Hark,click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip: 

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

4 May 26 2011 @ 10:06am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Energy Commodities, The Truth, and the Twain

Some would say never the twain should meet – Mark Twain and energy commodities, that is – but I protest. So here’s a combination of things I currently believe to be true about Commodityworld™, and truths from the marvelous man that was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens: » read more

1 May 18 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Gasoline, Crude, Natural Gas, and Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is absolutely brilliant. She has the most rabble-rousingly glorious voice which cannot help but inspire. So by borrowing a few song sheets from her extensive back catalogue, I’m going to elaborate on some of the key issues in energy through ‘The First Lady of Song’. First up we’re going to take a look at gasoline, which is ‘Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered’.

After writing this post a couple of months ago about how gas prices could land a telling blow to the US economy, they have achieved a psychological breaking point for the consumer as we have recently reached $3.98 on the national retail average. » read more