Sunday Shaggy and the Pool Tan

By Paul Sankey Published on February 25, 2024 at 7:29 PM

Greetings, There is an embarrassing feeling about current equity markets, for us writing this note, a bit like hosting family lunch on the patio at the country club, while trying to ignore the spectacular naked celebrity gloriously sunbathing by the pool. To be less… conceptual: we got our answer to the question we posed last Sunday on NVDA earnings. ~ It’s hard to avoid staring but we pretend to focus on the slightly dry turkey …

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Sunday Pens, Words, and Swords

By Paul Sankey Published on December 31, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Happy New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn Heights. Three nephews are staying with us from Mexico, they left this morning at 9am… to join the line for the holding pens at Times Square. The pens are opened at 11am, so they will be in line for two hours, then to be admitted to be penned for 13 hours, for the midnight ball drop. Incidentally the ball drop was introduced over 100 years ago when fireworks were banned …

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Refining Thematic III: Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

By Paul Sankey Published on November 17, 2023 at 11:43 AM

Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion & WCS Diffs The North American oil world is keenly watching progress on the last legs of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the long-awaited 590 kbd expansion of pipeline moving production from Alberta to the Vancouver area. Costs have ballooned from C$5.4B up to over C$31B and after years of delay, the expansion startup is almost here. This is possibly the single most cost-overrun project in global oil & gas history …

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