Ag & Industrial Minerals

Saudi Arabia’s power play will unleash crude oil supplies: Fuel for Thought

Saudi Arabia’s energy strategy could put to bed questions over its spare oil capacity in the coming years. The kingdom’s plan is two-pronged: Expand and develop oil fields to offset production decline, and diversify away from crude for power generation. It is this latter move that is key to unl ...

Downside Participation Increases - Scanning for Odd Balls

Broadest Decline Since April. 16 Stocks Bucked the Selling Pressure. Scan Code for Advancing Issues. The Russell 2000 and Moving Averages. A Shift from Growth to Value? ... A Lopsided Move ... Chartists can measure participation using the AD Percent indicators. AD Percent equals the number of advan ...

US jet fuel soared in Q3 on sagging RVO, record demand

The summer months always constitute the peak travel season for US airlines, making the third quarter traditionally the heaviest sustained demand portion of the year. But Q3 2018 was something the industry had never seen. Record demand for jet fuel in both the US and Latin America, combined with sag ...

Beyond Amazon Go: The Technologies And Players Shaping Cashier-Less Retail

Traditional retail is getting an upgrade. Despite the rise of e-commerce and mobile, the physical channel still plays an important role in consumer experience — and retailers are increasingly leveraging technologies to stay afloat. Cashier-less technology is one of the latest trends to domin ...

In the LOOP: Imports of Kuwaiti crude fall 60.5% year on year

Imports of Kuwaiti crude into the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port have fallen by 60.5% year on year as of September, with rising Iraqi crude imports failing to make up the full loss. For the first nine months of 2018, only 8.347 million barrels of Kuwaiti crude were imported into Morgan City, Louisiana ...

$100/b darlings of US oil could lead way for crude

The oil world seems ready, or even desperate, to take $100/b crude to the party. But while the dirty markets are still hunting for their bow ties, some US refined products are already bouncing across that dance floor. Low-RVP San Francisco 84-octane gasoline blendstock was assessed up $1.76/b at $1 ...

What Big Tech’s Patents Tell Us About The Future Of Data Security

Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) are doubling down on data security. These companies track our behavior, store our financial information, know where we work and live, what we buy, and more. Owning this data puts FAMGA on the front lines in the fight against the theft and exp ...

Ex-cavern LOOP Sour deliveries hit nearly 1 million barrels in September

LOOP Sour ex-cavern deliveries in September were just shy of 1 million barrels, and it appears companies are more interested in refining the crude blend rather than storing it given the backwardated market, according to LOOP data published Monday. The Louisiana crude terminal allocates one of its e ...

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Why Are Wages So Low? Keith Weiner (24/09/2018)

Sept 24, 2018 Last week, we talked about the capital consumed by Netflix—$8 billion to produce 700 shows. They’re spending more than two thirds of their gross revenue generating content. And this content has so little value, that a quarter of their audience would stop watching if Netflix adds a ...