Fat Arbitrage Opportunity Arises for Oil Traders in West Texas

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May 072018
 

That accounts for 45 percent of total U.S. fracking sand needs. While BNSF and Union Pacific will provide the long-haul rail shipment routes that will move the barrels from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf, shippers still have to use short lines such as …

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China Opens Door to More Indonesian Palm Oil as EU Seeks Import Ban

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May 072018
 

BOGOR, Indonesia—Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signaled Monday that Beijing will increase imports of Indonesian palm oil, expanding a key market for Jakarta as environmental concerns fuel opposition to the product in other parts of the world. After meeting …

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Cold comfort: Tourism in Antarctica is on the rise – Roanoke Times

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May 072018
 

Cold comfort: Tourism in Antarctica is on the rise
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The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, or IAATO, reported that 51,707 travelers visited the peninsula in the 2017-18 Antarctic season, an increase of 17 percent. The growth reflects an upward trend since the 2011-12 season. The

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Crews responding to oil spill, leak in St. Mary Parish

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May 062018
 

CHARENTON – Crews are on the scene of an oil spill and leak in St. Mary Parish. According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, an 18-wheeler is leaking oil at Sunoco Logistics on LA 87 in Charenton. Deputies responded to the scene around 9:15 a.m …

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Is there proof that fracking for oil and natural gas can by itself cause earthquakes?

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May 062018
 

Defenders of fracking insist that it’s not so much the fracking that’s to blame as it is the wastewater disposal activities that come afterwards. “Wastewater disposal wells typically operate for longer durations and inject much more fluid than …

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Antarctica’s Waters May Soon Harbor a Boom of Baby Humpback … – Smithsonian

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May 062018
 

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Antarctica's Waters May Soon Harbor a Boom of Baby Humpback …
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During the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, the whaling industry reduced the population of humpback whales across the globe to near extinction. But now, the large mammals known for their haunting songs may be bouncing back in some places
TODAYonline | Humpback whale baby boom near AntarcticaTODAYonline
Humpback whale populations are on the rise in Antarctica | Big ThinkBig Think (blog)
Stunning close encounter with humpback whales [Video]Yahoo News UK

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Should we ban fracking? SLO County voters will likely be asked to decide in November

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May 062018
 

(Fracking is the process of injecting water and chemicals under high pressure into oil-bearing deposits deep underground to crack the rock and release oil and natural gas. Acidizing involves pumping acid into a well to dissolve the rock and create channels …

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410 PPM & Rising — CO2 Levels Reach Dangerous Levels

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May 062018
 

The Madhouse Effect dust jacket from Tom TolesHigh atop Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai’i, there is an observatory scientists use to study the cosmos. At 14,000 feet above sea level, it has a clearer view of the heavens than most places on Earth. (It is a neighbor of Kilauea, the volcano that erupted this week after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island.) The observatory is also an ideal place to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere in a place with no local pollution from large cities. One of the instruments installed there measures the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air

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Texas Drillers Find Too Few Railcars for All Their Oil and Sand

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May 062018
 

That accounts for 45 percent of total U.S. fracking sand needs. While BNSF and Union Pacific will provide the long-haul rail shipment routes that will move the barrels from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf, shippers still have to use short lines such as …

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