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Everyone Is an Energy Expert… So They Think

July 19, 2022 - GENERAL Mattingly Natural Gas Oil Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Matthew Mattingly Gas Prices GIFfrom Gas GIFs 123 Everyone seems to have strong opinions on the high energy prices impacting our country (and the rest of the world).  Record high prices at the pump, coinciding with historically high prices for all fossil fuels have more people talking about energy supply and demand than I […]

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Shoot Me Straight: Is Biden Wrecking Energy Markets?

April 5, 2022 - Amstutz Electricity Ercot GENERAL Natural Gas Oil Politics Strategic Procurement

By: Chris Amstutz We regret to inform you; the politicians are back at it again. We have commented on politics in energy numerous times in the past, and today we look to address the volley of energy headlines that have come out in recent weeks. Like every topic, there is nuance and gray area that […]

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New Year Same Crazy: Regulatory Changes for Energy

February 10, 2021 - Amstutz Electricity GENERAL Natural Gas Oil Politics

By: Chris Amstutz Whoever started the idea that 2021 was going to be a more simple, normal year should be run out of town. *Insert more 2021 vs. 2020 meme’s here*.  New COVID strains, new politicians, and continued social uneasiness is making it feel like the 14th month of 2020. Add the fact that complex […]

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Checkmate: Has Trump Slumped Oil?

November 28, 2018 - Amstutz Natural Gas Oil

By: Chris Amstutz The holidays are a time for being thankful for family, friends, and the recent slump in oil prices. Obviously lower oil prices mean Americans save more on gasoline, but oil prices affect many aspects of the energy and financial world. The recent happenings in the oil market have been a game of […]

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Check Back Soon Part III: Geopolitical Oil Fundamentals

July 10, 2018 - Amstutz GENERAL Natural Gas Oil

By: Chris Amstutz We have saved the broadest, yet most impactful, oil market discussion for part III of this blog series. The latest round of geopolitical news has made the oil market crystal ball less murky. The interactions between the countries of OPEC, Russia, China and the United States are tense, and oil prices are […]

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Check Back Soon Part II: Permian Production Growth

June 20, 2018 - Amstutz Natural Gas Oil

By: Chris Amstutz Certainly by now our consistent blog readers are picking up on the theme of relating random pop-culture topics to energy markets, and maybe to your delightful chagrin, this blog will be no different. Today we will continue discussing our latest series on oil market volatility and how Permian production growth fits in […]

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Check Back Soon: Oil Market Volatility

May 30, 2018 - Amstutz GENERAL Oil

By: Chris Amstutz Many analysts in the energy industry try to make a living by attempting to forecast the next big macro shift in oil prices. The truth of the matter is that nobody can fully anticipate movements in oil prices, not in this geopolitical environment, not with Trump as our President. Just when an […]

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Trade Wars: Energy in the Marionette Theatre

May 7, 2018 - Amstutz GENERAL Natural Gas Oil Steel Tariff

By: Chris Amstutz Puppet Master: (Noun) “A person, group, or country that covertly controls another” The weird thing about having such an unreserved President in office has been the rather predictable, unpredictability. One day we hear about alleged affairs with porn stars, but we know it will quickly be forgotten the next day when North […]

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House of Cards Season 4 is Great, Although Wrong on Energy Markets

March 9, 2016 - Oil

by Matthew Mattingly If you are one of the 30 million domestic subscribers to Netflix (or one that just steals your friend’s login credentials) then there is a good chance that you have watched the television series House of Cards. The fictional, political drama describes the life of Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) as […]

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