1…2…Punch

January 29, 2014

The polar vortex punch

 

Keeps punching

 

 

This week we saw

 

Temperatures plunge….

 

Once again

 

 

It may have been nice….

 

The first time around

 

 

 

But by now…

 

 

People seem to be getting

 

A little groggy

 

 

It’s time to change the channel

 

 

 

As I stated last week

 

The energy market did react

 

To the plunging temperatures

 

 

Basis (transportation cost) went up 1000% in 1 day

 

 

Over the past year

 

 

Basis pricing

 

Has been at a 10 year low

 

 

The jump in pricing

 

Had many experts just shaking their heads

 

 

They were finding themselves in…

 

 

Unchartered waters

 

 

This was beyond whiplash

 

 

 

We do not see these prices sustaining

 

 

If you look at natural gas futures

 

A couple months out

 

Prices tend to be

 

More reasonable

 

 

 

You just do not want to

 

Be shopping your account

 

And include the present month energy pricing

 

In the mix

 

 

For it will skew the whole proposal

 

And you will end up paying a premium

 

 

 

They say…

 

Patience is a virtue

 

 

In this business

 

You need it

Polar Vortex

January 29, 2014

Let’s take a look

 

At our extended weather forecast…

 

 

Well…

 

 

Tomorrow is going to be cold

 

 

 

The next day…

 

Should be just as cold

 

 

Possibly colder

 

 

 

Then

 

The day after that…

 

 

Will probably be just as cold

 

 

 

However, we also show that

 

There could be a chance of….

 

 

Freezing rain…

 

 

It might be snow…

 

 

Or

 

 

Possibly a Wintery Mix

 

 

 

This can all bring icy conditions

 

 

 

 

Let’s be careful out there

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s take a minute to look at

 

 

What may be causing

 

 

This weather pattern

 

 

 

Normally

 

We would be looking to the

 

 

Western Pacific

 

 

 

However it seems that La Nina

 

 

Is taking the winter off

 

 

 

Instead…

 

 

We have been visited by

 

 

A polar vortex

 

Pushing down from the Artic

 

 

 

In the first two weeks of 2014

 

 

Much of the United States weathered

 

A cold snap of unprecedented proportions…

 

 

 

A weather phenomenon known as…

 

The “Polar Vortex”

 

 

Shattering temperature records across the country

 

 

 

Just when you thought it was safe

 

To go outside…

 

 

 

Another polar vortex is on the way

 

 

This one is due to hit

 

 

This week

 

 

 

 

Is this a new phenomenon?

 

 

 

I thought it was just cold outside

 

 

 

Because it is…

 

 

January

Meanwhile…

 

The energy markets

 

Have been in a reaction mode

 

 

 

Put a name on the weather conditions

 

 

And they are all in

 

 

 

Prices jump

 

 

 

You wait a day…

 

 

They jump again

 

 

 

You wait a few more days

 

 

Prices start to ease back down

 

 

 

 

Prices never come down…

 

 

As fast as they go up

 

 

 

With another polar vortex

 

 

On the way

 

 

 

You can almost hear

 

 

The energy market’s teeth clattering

 

 

 

While all this is happening

 

 

 

We find it best

 

To look past

 

The frenzy

 

 

One thing I have learned

 

 

Being in the energy business…

 

For 13 years

 

 

 

Patience is a virtue

 

 

 

Our goal has always been

 

 

 

To educate our clients

 

 

And…

 

 

Provide the best opportunity

 

 

For savings

 

 

 

 

With a lower basis (transportation) cost

 

 

And increasing natural gas supplies

 

 

 

Most experts feel

 

 

Natural gas prices will settle down

 

 

 

Once again bringing

 

 

Great opportunities for savings

 

 

In both

 

 

The Natural Gas and Electric markets

 

 

 

We just have to wait for the Polar Vortex

 

 

To pass

Some Like It Hot

July 29, 2012

I walked out this morning and….

 

Immediately broke out

 

Into a sweat.

 

 

I normally need to work out

 

To do that

 

 

Now all I need to do…

Is walk outside

 

Does that mean

 

That by just going outside

 

 

I am now….

Getting a work out?

 

 

My waistline….

Still looks the same size

 

Perhaps I am sweating out the…

Toxins…

 

 

That’s healthy….

 

Isn’t it?

 

 

As of today

 

19 out of the last 21 days

 

Have registered over 90 degrees

 

 

When is today?

 

I am going to make you

Do a little research

 

As to when I wrote this

 

 

Is there relief in sight?

 

 

They are calling for a major

 

Thunderstorm…

 

This afternoon

 

High Winds…..

Heavy Rain……

Hail……

 

You will have to look back

To see if it really happened

 

 

Wouldn’t you love being

 

A weather forecaster

 

Or should I say…..

 

A meteorologist

 

 

Little to no credibility is needed

 

Not many people can say that…

 

This is part of their job description

 

 

We are calling for heavy rain

 

Coming out of the northwest

 

 

Should cool things down a bit

 

 

 

Does anybody ever call them and say…

What happened to the rain?

 

 

Ohhhh….

 

It moved off….

 

Further to the north…

.

If you were 100 miles north of here

 

You would have got pounded

 

Meanwhile….

 

I’m still thinking….

 

How do we get thru

 

The Hot, Humid…

 

Dog Days of Summer

 

Maybe I should put a shower

 

In my office

 

I do know someone in the business…

 

We have the same last name

 

Gotta trust Hutch

 

How’s that for an indiscreet plug

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