Monthly Archives: May 2013

USDA’s 2012 Sustainability Scorecard

USDA’s 2012 Sustainability Scorecard showcases the Department’s ongoing commitment to meeting goals that reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions, decrease energy use per square foot, increase renewable energy use, decrease potable water use per square foot, and incorporate sustainable building practices in new and existing buildings. In 2012, USDA made significant progress in reducing indirect GHG […] Continue reading

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After Oklahoma Tornado, USDA Assists in Pet Rescues

“His name is Zeke,” read the Facebook posting after the May tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. “He’s a male boxer, almost 6 months old. Wearing green collar. Last seen near NW 63rd and Portland. He is fawn, black mask with white marking on face, chest and paws. We miss him very much. Please return.” There […] Continue reading

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Argentina to create “Grain Market” in which all sales and prices will be declared 5/28/13

  Argentine Regulator to Create $50B Grain Market, Cronista Says    91) ☆   By Pablo Gonzalez       May 27 (Bloomberg) — National regulator Comision Nacional   de Valores will concentrate all grain deals in a soon-to-be-   created … Continue reading

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Overnight numbers 5/28/13

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FedEx on Track to Raise Fuel Efficiency, Decrease Emissions

FedEx, in its annual Global Citizenship Report, outlined  progress in fulfilling goals set relative to achieving greater efficiency and  sustainability in global logistics. Through EarthSmart, the company’s solution for promoting  a more sustainable world, FedEx has met one of its … Continue reading

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Chevron Phillips NGLs Fractionator at Reduced Rates after Restart: Trade

Chevron Phillips has restarted its 116,000-b/d natural  gas liquids (NGLs) fractionator at its Sweeny chemical facility in Texas, but  it is operating at reduced rates, market sources said. The fractionator had  been down since April 18 for a capacity expansion … Continue reading

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U.S. to Remain Net Crude Oil Importer in 2020 Despite Production Hike: Bank

U.S. energy independence remains a hot topic for  discussion amid rapidly growing domestic oil and gas production, with Barclays  Capital expecting the U.S. to continue to rely on crude oil imports in 2020. Also, Barclays picked Tesoro, Valero and HollyFrontier … Continue reading

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U.S. Hikes ULSD Exports on Wide ULSD-Jet Price Spread, Favorable Arb

The U.S. has stepped up its exports of ULSD to South  America and Europe so far in May as a result of higher refinery utilization,  favorable arbitrage economics and a stronger production of ULSD at the expense  of jet fuel, … Continue reading

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U.S. Crude Players Opting for More Economical Rail Delivery over Pipeline

Domestic crude producers and players are making a beeline  for more competitive rail delivery at the expense of pipeline amid a converging  Brent-WTI crude price spread, industry sources told OPIS on Tuesday. This trend has been taking shape in the … Continue reading

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Ensuring Modern, Timely Decisions for Infrastructure Projects

Today the Obama Administration announced a Presidential Memorandum that expands a government-wide effort to improve the Federal permitting and review process. This is a big step for USDA because it will help us ensure timely decision-making and review of infrastructure projects, while ensuring the environmental protections that stand at the heart of the review process. […] Continue reading

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