Matt Smith was a Commodity Analyst for Schneider Electric Global Research & Analytics. He also writes a blog called Energy Burrito, which takes financial market ingredients and dices and wraps them in an energy-flavored tortilla. nolonger5544SE%

The Flip Side of Low Oil Prices

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…. Read more »

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Commodity Excess across the Energy Complex

Whilst watching a commercial for the new bacon crust pizza, I suddenly found myself equally torn between being really hungry, and considering the thin gray line of overindulgence. So while… Read more »

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Progress on the Solar Energy Front

After last week’s weather-themed post about how seasons change, I am prompted this week to highlight a number of sunny solar stories, led by the elevated profile of a solar-powered plane…. Read more »

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Changing Seasons in the Energy Landscape

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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The USA Crude Oil Conundrum

The current US oil market is in the midst of a slugfest reminiscent of a Rocky fight, as competing influences face off against one another. In one corner we have rising… Read more »

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Noil! How Oil Prices Impact other Commodities

Despite an unrelenting focus on the recent rout in oil, there have been a number of other significant swoonings across commodityland™ which have also been rather noteworthy. This played out… Read more »

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The Impact of Gasoline Prices on the US Consumer

The price drop we have seen at the pump in recent months has been nothing short of spectacular. It has provided the equivalent of a huge tax cut to the US… Read more »

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What I Think About When I Think About Crude Oil

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… Read more »

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Actions Speak Louder than Words for Oil

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… Read more »

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