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The Changing Face of US Trade $

  The US saw a nice little surge in its export numbers last month and this provided on of the best trade months since the recession. For much of the…

Water Resources and Drought – Continued Focus $

Water Resources and Drought – Continued Focus  $

A lot of sources have dropped the drought story in California – but we think it is still one of the more formative events impacting the country – and it…

Electricity Costs hit All-Time Highs $

Electricity Costs hit All-Time Highs  $

  We know that there has been a lot mentioned about the surge in electricity costs. But, we don’t think that many of you are really paying attention to just…

Quick Fuel Update $

Quick Fuel Update  $

It may not seem like it with all of the geopolitical tension around the world, but fuel prices are actually lower than they were last year. Take a look at…

An Alternative to the Gas Tax You Should Know About $

An Alternative to the Gas Tax You Should Know About  $

There is a proposal on the table in Washington to increase the national gas tax by .12 cents a gallon to help fund the National Highway Fund (which is almost…

Raw Material Blasts

Raw Material Blasts

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…

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…

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