Category: Construction

Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – March 6, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.992   Some analysts are worried that Trump’s steel tariffs will disrupt the United States’ oil industry. Oil producers have already faced challenges in laying enough steel pipelines to accommodate booming oil production. According to Colton Bean, director of equity research at Tudor, Pickering, Holt and Co.Bean, …

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Tax Credit Change Threatens Historic Buildings

President Trump’s tax law sent shock waves through the U.S. economy. It impacted every major industry, including manufacturing, transportation, and construction. One part of the law has left some construction firms and property owners worried. That’s because it weakened an incentive program that has spurred property developments worth billions, and created millions of jobs. The …

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Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – February 27, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.007   The International Energy Agency (IEA) has again affirmed that oil production in the United States will overtake Russia’s. The agency is predicting that the U.S. will become the world’s biggest oil producer by 2019 “at the latest.” U.S. oil is increasingly being exported to big …

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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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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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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – January 30, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $3.070   The International Monetary Fund announced its forecast for world economic growth on Monday. The group predicts growth of 3.9% for both 2018 and 2019. Because increased economic growth means more oil consumption, the announcement pushed crude prices up to $70 per barrel. The United States …

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