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 […]

Summit Energy Review

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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 […]

A Little Trouble In Big China: The Sequel

Nearly two years (and 200 posts ago) we took a look at A Little Trouble in Big China, as China’s economy was showing signs of slowing. Six hundred and seventy-six days later, signs of slowing are emerging once again, leaving global financial markets to be twitchy and pundits to question whether the engine room of […]

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 […]

This Isn’t Everything They Are

It’s not that I am the hugest fan of Northern Irish band Snow Patrol (although songs such as ‘How To Be Dead’, ‘Run’ and ‘You’re All I Have’ are terrific), but it was the release of their new album ‘Fallen Empires’ this week with the single ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’ which has set me […]

Food for Thought from Summit Energy UK

Although I’m working on a few other posts, I’ve been distracted this past week by a number of key documents, speeches, and data releases (and of course, the omnipresent preoccupation of linking cartoons to commodities). Hither and thither, here are some observations I have cobbled together. 1 ) The EIA International Energy Outlook released on […]

Food for Thought from Summit Energy UK – Crude Drivers Collide

This week is shaping up to be more crucial than most for crude oil, as we see some important developments in key price drivers of Black Gold, Texas Tea. So here are some details which have already been gleaned, and some which are yet to be revealed. First up, the pressure in general markets is […]