Author: Brinna Deavellar

Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – February 21, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.027   President Trump is eyeing a hike in the gas tax as a way to pay for his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. According to Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the president proposed raising the gas tax “repeatedly” during a bipartisan meeting last week. Conservative group Freedom Partners …

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Can Self-Healing Concrete Fix Our Crumbling Bridges?

During his State of the Union address on January 30, President Trump announced a $1.5 trillion proposal to fix “crumbling infrastructure.” His comments came just two days before the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) reported that 54,259 of the nation’s bridges are “structurally deficient.” It’s clear that something needs to be done.   …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – February 13, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.063   U.S. oil producers are having an extraordinary year so far. “We are seeing United States production rising very, very dramatically before our very eyes and that’s likely to continue in 2018,” said Neil Atkinson of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Due to high global demand, oil …

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Solar Industry Reaction To White House Tariff Mixed

On January 22, the Trump administration shook up the U.S. solar industry. The administration announced a 30% tariff on solar panels manufactured overseas. According to CNBC, “A 30 percent tariff would be applied to imported solar modules and cells in the first year. In the subsequent three years, that number would decrease to 25 percent, …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – February 6, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.086   Crude oil prices fell globally. Brent crude traded at $67.07 per barrel today (down 0.8%), while U.S. crude traded at $63.62 (down 0.86%). But instead of showing concern, analysts felt that the petroleum market is “rebalancing” itself after many oil producers agreed to limit their output. …

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