Fracking and Increased Eathquakes?

Check out this interesting read on fracking being a direct relationship to earchquakes, (Fracking boom could increase California’s earthquake risk) I believe more research is needed to determine if there is a relationship with fracking and earthquakes. Now, read this aricle Man-Made Earthquakes Update from the USGS that refutes this claim. Th USGS answers this

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Shipping and Receiving Samples

This time of year can be very frustrating with respect to delays in shipping. Many people are extremely unhappy because their orders are not being received in time for Christmas. In addition, may people ship packages to friends and family and they await anxiously for their packages to arrive. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world

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Biofuel Production Explained for the Classroom.

Check out this video which really gives a gret perspective of what biofuels are and how biofuels are produced. Lots of great information about the current state of biofuels, the challenges that biofuels face and some ways that biofuels are being produced using cellulosic materials and algae. If you are a school teacher who talks

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Analysis Planning for 2014

This time of year the client services staff receives many inquiries through phone calls and the company website. It is a great time to call-in and have questions answered with respect to analysis capabilities and pricing information for budget planning purposes. This information is also very helpful to our Midwest Laboratories staff. Each year we

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Clean Energy | UPS

Clean Energy Fuels Corporation and UPS completed a deal on November 13, 2013 to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two private UPS stations in Mesquite and Houston, Texas. “UPS has staked a leadership role by transitioning their fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas,” said James Harger, chief marketing officer for Clean Energy. “Opening the Texas

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Falling Gasoline Prices

Lower demand and higher supplies are pushing oil prices lower. I noticed in the Omaha area, gas prices were as low as $2.87 per gallon. How far will prices fall? Is an expected increase on the horizon? photo credit: Nicholas_T via photopin cc

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Know the facts about ethanol for your car and small engine equipment

This past month, I conducted a few tests of gasoline from different pumps and came across some surpristing information. Lately, the talk has been that there is too much ethanol in our fuel. Will E-15 hurt my automobile’s engine? Why is ethanol being used to blend gasoline to get an octane reading of 87. I

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Ethanol | Gas | Small Engines

In the midwest most of the unleaded gasoline is being blended with ethanol to bring the octane levels up to 87. This has people a bit concerned, especially wiht their small engine devices like lawn mowers and snow blowers. Check out this news story! Understand how these changes could impact you. The news story makes

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Change in Octane – What is going on?

Pump labels in Nebraska and other Midwestern states are changing and the Octane levels are going down. There is a very interesting article in Ethanol Producer. Check it out. It will have an impact on our vehicles. photo credit: brutalSoCal via photopin

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Ethanol Production Looks Optimistic

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), the world’s largest corn processor, sees ethanol demand rising and is “optimistic” about margins for 2014 and 2015 as the coming U.S. harvest increases supplies. Source Bloomberg.com This news is welcome news to the Ethanol Industry, especially after last years harsh drought. Corn futures in Chicago have dropped 43 percent from a

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