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Voices Commentary: two sides to the oil drop

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FuelFix Voices contributor Matt Smith writes about contrasting repercussions from the oil price drops.
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Commentary: Excess across the Energy Complex

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FuelFix Voices contributor Matt Smith looks at “six slices of excess” in the energy landscape.
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Commentary: Progress seen on solar front

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Here are some signs of solar progress being made across the globe.

Changing Seasons in Energyland™

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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 is not just clocks and landscapes that are undergoing a shift, but also a veritable variety of elements in energyland™. So here are some such […]

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

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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 ‘smart’ devices, and their impact on energy demand. This week I’ve also been exploring trends in US wind generation, as well as changing gasoline habits. […]
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Commentary: the US crude conundrum

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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, says Voices poster Matt Smith.. In one corner we have rising US shale oil production, while in the opposing corner we have a precipitously falling rig count.

Commentary: The far reaching impact of lower oil prices

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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
Categories: General

What Lower Prices at the Pump Mean for the US Economy

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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 consumer, considerably boosting disposable income (chuck bucks!*). But as my fellow countryman Geoffrey Chaucer said some 640 years ago, all good things must come to an […]
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Commentary: What I think about when I think about crude

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Some of the factors Voices blogger Matt Smith thinks about when he thinks about oil.
Categories: Crude oil, Production
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Commentary: actions speak louder than words on oil prices

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FuelFix.com Voices blogger Matt Smith takes a look a prices. His starting premise: “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 bosses favorite phrases: ‘In God we trust, all others must bring data’.”