Barge operators are reducing bargeloads in the low water.
Discovery acknowledges the trade blow and economic costs of a Mississippi River shutdown, but looks at the “upside” for the environment.
A terminal in Vancouver applies for expansion for export coal; if environmentalists succeed in stopping the six planned for the U.S. West Coast, Vancouver can take up the slack.
The Quad City Times on the dire need to revise management policies for both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, which now conflict with one another. The Corps can talk all it wants about a mythical “systems approach,” but this is the reality.
The first part of a planned three-part demolition of Missouri’s Blanchette Memorial Bridge.
Did the IEA people know about the Green River shale deposit under Utah?
“A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that if half of the oil bound up in the rock of the Green River Formation could be recovered it would be “equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves.”
“Both the GAO and private industry estimate the amount of oil recoverable to be 3 trillion barrels.
‘In the past 100 years — in all of human history — we have consumed 1 trillion barrels of oil. There are several times that much here,’ said Roger Day, vice president for operations for American Shale Oil (AMSO)”
The International Energy Agency is predicting that the U.S. will surpass Russia in 2015 and Saudi Arabia in 2017 to become the world’s leading oil producer. Remember all those dire books about “peak oil” just a few years ago?
Missouri doesn’t have a lot of natural gas—but it does have abundant amounts of fracking sand.