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Raw Material Blasts: Brent North Sea Crude (foreign sourced oil) moved up to $113.50 a barrel on Fridayin late afternoon trading largely on Iraq fears. The moment we see forces…

Fracking and Water – the Argument $

Fracking and Water – the Argument  $

California failed to limit the use of fracking wells – specifically tied to an argument tying the use of fracking to water shortages. Opponents of fracking point to the massive…

Oil Prices Rise on Fighting on Iraq $

Oil Prices Rise on Fighting on Iraq  $

West Texas Intermediate (US domestic crude oil) has been largely unaffected from developments in Iraq and Pakistan (although it was higher today at $104.62). But, Brent North Sea Crude moved…

Gas and Diesel Prices Ease $

Gas and Diesel Prices Ease  $

Geopolitical situations around the world continue to put pressure on oil markets. But, on overriding trend in the United States where we see record inventories of crude oil has finally…

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story $

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story  $

TranSystems ran a story yesterday on the global food situation – which is expected to get markedly worse because of environmental impacts from drought and flooding in key producer markets…

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated $

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated  $

The agriculture sector has been strong since the beginning of the year as we have mentioned. A number of factors have played a role in the price appreciation that we…

Again, Keep an Eye on Fuel Prices $

Again, Keep an Eye on Fuel Prices  $

  We don’t see significant movement in diesel prices – but watch gasoline prices at a consumer level. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report shows the increase. A couple of…

Keystone Pipeline “Punt” $

Keystone Pipeline “Punt”  $

The Keystone Pipeline has been put on hold indefinitely. We really aren’t going to say much about this – but the bottom line is that there are just far too…

Baltic Dry Continues to Plummet $

Baltic Dry Continues to Plummet  $

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we still like the Baltic Dry Index. And, for now it is reflecting the weak global economic news coming…

Where the Ukraine Situation Will Hit your Pocketbook $

Where the Ukraine Situation Will Hit your Pocketbook  $

News that a parliamentary building had been overtaken in an eastern province and fighting in the Ukraine Parliament itself led to short buying of oil futures – assuming that oil…

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