Market Madness panel at EL2013

Magali Hodgson, Matt Smith, Andrew Horstead and Alex Barnes discuss the energy market at Energy Live 2013.

‘Lack of control in UK’s energy supply led to price rises’

The UK’s dependence on energy imports and “lack of control” in supply are the reasons behind the rising energy prices in the nation. That’s the view of Matt Smith (pictured), author of The Daily Distillation at Schneider Electric and one of the panel members at the Energy Live 2013 conference. He told ELN: “Energy security […]

By replacing coal, gas can ‘cut carbon as well as costs’

Using gas to replace coal could cut carbon emissions as well as energy costs, according to Alex Barnes (pictured left), Head of Regulatory Affairs for Gazprom Marketing & Trading.   Speaking at Energy Live 2013 today, he questioned whether the cost of government subsidies for renewables was a “price worth paying for decarbonisation” and if […]

Fracking benefits ‘outweigh any minimal impact’

The UK should go ahead with fracking because the benefits of shale gas will “outweigh any minimal impact there may be”. That’s the view of a global commodity analyst at Schneider Electric, who believes Britain should “follow the USA’s lead”, considering the huge influence the unconventional gas source has had across the pond. He said […]

UK Trade & Investment Webinar – Shale Gas: Smoke & Mirrors

You are invited to attend a UK Trade & Investment Webinar, Shale Gas: Smoke & Mirrors Tuesday, 25 September, 4.30 p.m. UK Trade & Investment will be hosting a webinar focused on the shale gas market in the US and how UK companies can participate in the supply chain opportunities it offers. This webinar will […]

Matt Smith – Guest Blog

Last week’s print edition of The Economist had a special feature which ran the gamut across the world of natural gas. Seven articles covered wide-ranging topics, from LNG to fracking to the various regional natural gas markets. While I highly recommend taking a look at these articles, I appreciate it takes a while to get […]

Fire Hydrants and Other Random Events

About three seconds before my son ran head first into a fire hydrant on Monday night, I was talking to a friend who was asking exactly what JP Morgan had done to lose $2 billion. Both this event and the escalating farce in Greece have been dictating both the mood and movement in financial markets […]

Global Energy Fundamental Facts: Something Borrowed, Something Knew

Matt Smith is a Commodity Analyst for Summit Energy International. A subsidiary of Schneider-Electric. Find Matt’s Energy Risk Management blog at Speaking at a conference has a number of benefits; it makes you research the pants off the topic you are speaking about, you get to meet random yet fascinating people, and you get […]