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Posts Tagged ‘wti’

0 May 4 2015 @ 7:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy

The Flip Side

Just as there is a consequence to every action or two sides to every story, there are contrasting repercussions due to the precipitous oil price drop in the last year. This post takes a look at some such flip sides to see who is benefiting from the recent rout…and who is not.  » read more

3 Jan 20 2015 @ 11:16pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

What I Think About When I Think About Crude

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami was so consumed by running he combined two of his loves to write a book called ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running‘. Although an odd concept, it’s actually quite a compelling read.  Not only did I think this title was really great (although paraphrased from Raymond Carver), but it also reminded me of my own rather obsessive compulsions. So here are some of the things that I currently think about when I think about crude oil. » read more

2 Dec 15 2014 @ 7:30am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

With soooooooo much talk swirling about the current oil price drop, I feel compelled to focus less on the rhetoric and more on the data. So the vibe of this post lands somewhere inbetwixt Elvis Presley’s ‘a little less conversation, a little more action‘ and one of my boss’s favorite phrases: ‘In God we trust, all others must bring data‘. » read more

0 Dec 4 2014 @ 9:33am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil

File Under: Pin the Tail on the Donkey

I had a decent run on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning with a segment all to myself (hark, just before sunrise). We discussed the usual suspects – OPEC, Saudi Arabia, global price pain-points, and yep – US shale break-evens. I compared pinpointing a single number for US shale break-evens to playing ‘pin the tail on the donkey’. Alas, they always cut my funny bits from the clips. Hark click on the below mugshot to launch to part of it: 

0 Sep 12 2014 @ 7:42am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: London Buses…

I broke out my London bus tie for this morning’s appearance on Squawk Box, as bearish influences in the crude market have been like them – you wait for ages for one, and then they all arrive at the same time. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to the clip: