Optimism about natural gas supplies tends to receive scorn in some quarters, as in "Shale gas magical thinking remains strong but the paradigm of infinite, cheap supply is no longer working." Those who project long-term low prices and abundant supplies are said to have "drunk the Kool-Aid of ever-increasing natural gas supplies".Resource estimates have drawn particular scorn.
It's always interesting to listen to pundits talk about how they can remember oil markets "back when WTI had a premium over Brent" (2011) or "when oil was usually in backwardation, not contango" (2014). Today, the question of when the market will rebalance is much hashed over, with the number of estimates explained by the expression xP, where P is the number of pundits and x is a multiplier that is well above one, but a good proportion of them thinking 5 years was a long time ago.
It’s hard not to admire former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his efforts to promote moderate, progressive policies in these times of “Take No Prisoners!” politics. To help out, we should all think outside the box (Gucci, leather) for California-inspired ways to fight global warming. Some things seem obvious: remake “Predator” with the CEO of Exxon as the bloodthirsty alien and donate the profits to tree planting efforts. Alternatively, “Freddy vs. Jason” starring the Koch Brothers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".