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Shale gas: Europe would not reach energy self-sufficiency

On September 7th 2012, the European Commission published three new studies on unconventional fossil fuels, in particular shale gas. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets , the potential climate impact of shale gas production

Credit Suisse Sees Corn Poised to Drop on Enlarged Supply
Analysis: Eurozone Labor Costs Rose Faster Than Expected In 1Q

The annual increase in Eurozone labor costs accelerated sharply in 1Q to +2.6%, boosted by a pick-up in wage costs and especially employer payroll contributions, Eurostat said Monday. Most analysts had expected a more moderate annual rise of 2% at

US spot HDPE blow molding prices increase on European demand – Petrochemicals | Platts News Article & Story

US HDPE blow molding spot export prices increased nearly 3.5 cents/lb ($77/mt) to 64 cents/lb ($1,411/mt) FAS Houston, trading sources said Wednesday. “I can export all day at 64,” a trader said. Traders said they were able to easily sell

Record Gasoline Grips Europe While California Faces $4 a Gallon –

Gasoline prices are setting records across Europe and exceeding $4 a gallon in California as the rise in crude oil caused by the conflict in Libya punishes companies and consumers. Households are cutting back on travel, cinema visits and groceries


In the US, the pace of flat product price increases is described as “fast and furious”. The shortage of scrap and surging costs of other raw materials have pushed the mills into a frenzy of announcements regarding transaction numbers. As

Commodities Cap Longest Rally Since 2000 on Supply Concerns –

Commodities rose for the fifth straight month, the longest rally since March 2000, as farmers and mining companies struggle to keep pace with demand bolstered by the global economic recovery. Wheat had the biggest January rally in 18 years amid

Carbon Management Software Market to Grow 33%

PG&E, California’s largest utility, announced that it would be auditing greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain. The market for carbon management software and services for the manufacturing sector is expected to grow by 33 percent annually from 2009 to

Fleet drivers should be rewarded for ‘green’ driving

Fleet drivers should be rewarded for ‘green’ drivingPublished: June 29, 2010 The best way to cut back on a business’s carbon footprint is to reward eco-friendly driving with bonuses and gifts.That’s according to Andrew Yeoman, managing director of Trimble MRM