Posts filed under “Energy”

Natural Gas: The fracking fallacy




Source: Nature

Category: Digital Media, Energy

Oil-Part 2

Oil-Part 2 David R. Kotok December 2, 2014       Correction to Oil-Part 1: Astute readers noted an error in Part 1. The corrected passage should read, “Budgets of many foreign countries are coming under duress. Civil unrest is likely to increase in those countries due to their inability to fund subsidies that have…Read More

Category: Energy, Think Tank

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…Read More

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