Moving Grain: River Navigation Conditions Improve Mar 22, 2018

🕔Mar 22, 2018
Navigation Conditions Improve, Barge Spot Rates Decline After several weeks of flooding, river levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are receding and thus easing some navigational issues for barge […]

Moving Grain: Chinese Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase Feb 16, 2018

🕔Feb 16, 2018
Chinese Lunar Year Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains have declined for two consecutive weeks. For the week ending February 8, the […]

Oklahoma: Earthquake Activity Linked to Oil, Gas Production Jun 22, 2017

🕔Jun 22, 2017
Editor’s Note: For graphs and images see Source Link at bottom of article. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Re-Opens After Flooding, Railroads Still Recovering May 11, 2017

🕔May 11, 2017
River Re-opens after Flooding On May 2, Mississippi River traffic was halted in the St. Louis area due to extensive flooding, reducing the normal amount of grain shipped on the […]

Oil: June OPEC Production Highest Since ’08 Jul 11, 2016

🕔Jul 11, 2016
Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crude oil output surged 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in June, close to an eight-year high of 32.73 million […]

Energy: Global Oil Supply Outlook Considers Planned, Unplanned Outages May 11, 2016

🕔May 11, 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) May Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that global liquid fuels supply will grow by 0.5 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 and by […]

Energy: Variation Across Gasoline Consumption Estimates — A Guide for the Perplexed May 4, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
Gasoline consumption is a closely watched indicator for analysts who track oil markets and economic activity. However, data and estimates available from a variety of public and private sources often […]

Energy: Crude Oil Prices Rise, High Inventories Make Further Gains Unlikely Apr 27, 2016

🕔Apr 27, 2016
Global crude oil prices in April rose in response to near-term supply concerns and a more positive economic outlook that suggests rising demand for crude oil. The stronger crude oil […]

U.S. Energy: Onshore-Only Oil Producers Saw Variable Losses in 2015 Apr 20, 2016

🕔Apr 20, 2016
Analysis of the annual reports of 40 publicly traded onshore-only U.S. oil producers reveals combined losses of $67 billion in 2015, driven by significant reductions in sales revenue and write-downs […]

U.S. Energy: Oil Refinery Outage Report Released Mar 23, 2016

🕔Mar 23, 2016
Refinery outages result from the planned shutdown of refinery units for maintenance and upgrades, and from unplanned shutdowns from a variety of causes such as mechanical failure, bad weather, power […]

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