Posts filed under “Energy”

Gasoline (Inflation-Adjusted) Since 1980


Source: Chart of the Day

From Chart of the Day:

As a result of an overall sluggish global economy plus increased global supply, the price of crude oil continues to trend lower. Over the past seven months, the cost of one gallon of gasoline has declined a significant $0.88 (i.e. 24%). Today’s chart provides some long-term perspective in regards to gasoline prices by presenting the inflation-adjusted US price of one gallon of gasoline since 1980. There are a few points of interest. For one, geopolitical crises are often associated with major swings in the price of gasoline. It is also worth noting that, since the financial crisis, the resulting peaks of gasoline price spikes have been decreasing over time (see downward sloping red trendline). In the end, the recent plunge has brought gasoline prices to five-year lows.

Category: Cycles, Energy, Markets, Politics

The Effect of Oil Price Declines on Consumer Prices

The Effect of Oil Price Declines on Consumer Prices Ben Craig and Sara Millington 11.19.14       Oil prices have declined significantly in recent weeks, reaching levels not seen in several years.  At the same time, the year-over-year percent change in the most widely known measure of inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), came…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Energy, Think Tank

Walmart: King of Solar Power Adoption

Source: Slate

Category: Corporate Management, Energy, Technology

End of OPEC = Golden Swan

Could the Dissolution of OPEC Become a Golden Swan? Fifty-four years of inflated energy prices may be coming to an end. Doug Kass Real Money Pro, October 8, 2014 | 7:31 AM EDT     We all know that I’m bearish. To me (at the current time), this is a stock market with no memory,…Read More

Category: Economy, Energy

Oil Glut Driving Prices Lower

From the WSJ comes this graphic on how the gusher of Oil, including shale oil plus competition from fracked natural gas, have been driving prices lower:   click for ginormous graphic Source: WSJ   Better the price drop is dues to excess supply than a drop in demand!

Category: Digital Media, Energy

Are Falling Oil Prices Driven by Rising Supply or Falling Demand? (Yes)

It’s been impossible to miss the headlines screaming about oil: Prices Plunge! Multiyear lows! Supply glut! Dollar rally! My concern is less about a supply glut and more about falling demand. Despite a dearth of signals that a recession may be on its way, falling oil prices can be a sign that consumers are getting…Read More

Category: Energy, Investing

Selling The Shale Boom

Hey, why are these companies providing two different sets of numbers — one for investors, the other for the SEC? Seems rather misleading!     Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Energy

The United States of Oil

Source: Fortune

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Energy

The Carbon Map

Click for a pretty cool and interactive video infographic. Source: The Guardian

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Energy, Science

Railway Shipping Reshape Crude Market

Source: WSJ

Category: Energy, Markets