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  • Record exports cut US trade deficit to $49 billion

    05/03/2018 8:11:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2018 8:50 AM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    Record exports trimmed the U.S. trade deficit in March, the first drop in seven months in a massive gap that President Donald Trump is determined to shrink with an aggressive America first policy. The Commerce Department says the trade deficit — the difference between what America sells and what it buys in foreign markets — slid to $49 billion, down from $57.7 billion in February and lowest since September. Trump has vowed to bring down America’s massive deficits, which he blames on bad trade agreements and abusive practices by U.S. trading partners. Exports rose in March to a record $208.5...
  • First LNG Cargo Sets Sail from Maryland’s Cove Point Export Terminal

    03/06/2018 3:01:00 PM PST · by Oatka · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 05, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    Photo at link (give 'em some hits) The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has set sail from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, where the newly constructed liquefaction facility is undergoing final commissioning. The commissioning cargo of natural gas left the Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, March 1, according to Dominion Energy. The cargo was loaded onboard the LNG tanker, Gemmata. Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process. Once commissioning is complete, the Cover Point terminal will produce LNG for ST Cove Point,...
  • American Gas Exporters Looking for Even-Shorter Shortcut Through Mexico, Bypassing Panama Canal

    10/25/2017 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Oatka · 13 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Ryan Collins and Lucia Kassai
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  • Trump says Boeing, Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

    10/23/2017 4:55:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Singapore’s purchase of nearly $14 billion worth of Boeing aircraft will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S. Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong signed paperwork at the White House on Monday as the country’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and Trump looked on. Lee is at the White House for talks with Trump. The agreement includes 39 airplanes: 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s. Singapore Airlines also has options for 12 more planes. The order was previously reported to an unidentified customer.
  • Trump may open up exports of American guns

    09/27/2017 5:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WZVN-HD ^ | September 27, 2017 | Aaron Smith, CNN Money
    Gun companies are suffering a sales slump under the Trump administration. But a regulatory change could give them a boost overseas. The administration is considering shifting oversight of gun exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department. The proposed change would treat handguns more like commodities and less like military weapons, and loosen the bureaucracy for gun manufacturers. "They are currently hamstrung by considerable red tape," gun industry analyst Rommel Dionisio wrote in a report for Aegis Capital. Right now, the State Department oversees most weapon exports, including handguns, and evaluates them from a national security perspective. The Commerce...
  • Commentary: A Win for Trump’s Gas Diplomacy

    09/01/2017 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Oatka
    Reutersa via gCaptain ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | Agnia Grigas
    Link only - Reuters
  • U.S. Manufacturers ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s Push for Natural Gas Exports

    08/18/2017 8:59:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 17, 2017 | Ari Natter
    President Donald Trump’s effort to boost U.S. energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his “America First” jobs focus. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade association, which represents U.S. manufacturers that depend on cheap energy to fuel their factories, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Wednesday.
  • U.S. Coal Exports Soar Under President Trump

    07/29/2017 6:16:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 28, 2017 | Timothy Gardner and Nina Chestney
    U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump’s administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working. The increased shipments came as the European Union and other U.S. allies heaped criticism on the Trump administration for its rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, a deal agreed by nearly 200 countries to cut carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels like coal.
  • The U.S. Can Now Ship Rice to China for the First Time

    07/20/2017 3:20:57 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 44 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 7/20/2017 | Megan Durisin and Alan Bjerga
    After 10 years of negotiation, the US can now sell Rice to China. link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/in-a-china-win-for-trump-u-s-can-now-ship-rice-for-first-time
  • Iowa farmers receive major boost after soybean deal

    07/14/2017 10:50:21 AM PDT · by jjotto · 29 replies
    KCCI Television ^ | Jul 13, 2017 | Cynthia Foder
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa farmers received a major boost Thursday after a Chinese delegation in Des Moines signed commitments to purchase nearly all of Iowa’s soybeans. The $4.5 billion deal to buy 460 million bushels of soybeans comes a week before Gov. Kim Reynolds is expected to lead an agricultural trade mission to China and brings tremendous value to the Iowa economy. Advertisement “As an Iowa farmer, this is huge,” said April Hemmes, a farmer who owns a 1,000-acre farm near Hampton in rural Franklin County. “They basically bought the entire production that we have in the state of...
  • Trump to promote U.S. natgas exports in Russia's backyard

    07/06/2017 2:39:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    RUETERS ^ | 7/4/17 | Roberta Rampton
    President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs.
  • First tanker with US natural gas reaches Poland

    06/11/2017 3:32:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/New Jersey Herald ^ | Updated: Jun. 8, 2017 11:26 am | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived in Poland on Thursday as part of the country's — and the region's — efforts to cut its dependence on Russia. It was the first delivery of U.S. gas to eastern and northern Europe, which is building a new network of energy sources and gas transportation. Last year, Poland opened its first terminal for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic Sea coast, to be able to receive such gas from distant suppliers like the U.S. or Qatar, which has...
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • Oil Exports: One place where America is getting great again fast

    03/01/2017 11:40:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Headline you don't see too many places: U.S. oil exports are blowing past expectations That's from Mike Allen's pretty good new news site, Axios, which is fast becoming one of my favorites. The U.S. is blowing away OPEC and other petrotyrant states with a stunning upsurge in oil sales abroad. Up until December 2015, oil exports weren't even legal from the states. Thirteen months later, we are conquering the market and becoming the Big Dog through our energy companies' rising production, eclipsing every petrotyrant this side of Hugo Chavez. Get a load of the chart from Forbes. Which reminds...
  • Iran’s Crude Exports To Drop To Four-Month Lows In November

    10/27/2016 11:22:15 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-10-2016 | The Ayatollah and his mom
    A typically low seasonal demand in Europe will lead to Iran exporting 1.89 million bpd of crude oil next month, the lowest level since July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of Iran’s tanker schedule. As a rule of thumb, Iranian crude oil exports usually hit low levels around the months of October and November due to the peak in refinery maintenance in Europe and Asia. This year around, however, the November exports to Asia will rise from October due to higher Chinese demand. This year, Iran has been rapidly bumping up oil production and exports after...
  • Putin praises farmers for Russia's strong grain harvest

    09/27/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2016 10:38 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin has praised farmers for making Russia’s grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times. Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev reported to Putin on Tuesday that this year’s harvest is expected to reach 110-115 million metric tons, the largest yield in a quarter century. […] Putin said Russia shouldn’t hurry to boost its grain exports, but wait for global prices to rise. …
  • German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated

    08/09/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Aug 2016 09:08 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, a German industry association told AFP Monday. “Despite increased foreign trade, there is a certain disillusionment,” Volker Treier, chief economist at the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), said. German exports to Iran had increased 11 percent in the first four months of 2016 to €890 million, and likely stood at over €1 billion in the first six months, Treier said. That leaves a lot of ground to make up if firms are to match DIHK...
  • Decades-old $1.2B Back Bill for Iranian Oil Comes Back to Haunt Israel

    08/08/2016 8:40:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-08-2016 | Irina
    An arbitration court has ordered Israeli-held Trans-Asiatic Oil (TAO) to pay US$1.2 billion to Iran for oil that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) had delivered to Israel before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the online edition of Israel’s Haaretz reported on Monday. Lausanne-based Swiss Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Iran in the case which Israel had appealed. In May 2015, Israel said it was refusing to comply with an order by a Swiss court that it pay US$1.1 billion to NIOC. The complex dispute stems from 1968, when Shah Reza Pahlavi ruled Iran. The Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co....
  • Libya’s Oil Exports Could To Go To 0 bpd Within One Month

    05/10/2016 11:57:07 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Libya oil
    Libyan officials attached to the government in Tripoli are warning that the country will have to halt the majority of its output from southeastern fields within a month’s time as the Hariga port remains under blockade over an export dispute between rival governments. Fields in the south-east which provide the majority of the Libyan oil output will be shut down in a month unless blockade on the Mediterranean Sea terminal Marsa el-Hariga if lifted, officials in Tripoli have warned on Tuesday. Factions loyal to the eastern government in Tobruk, and the parallel National Oil Company in Benghazi, have been in...
  • U.S. trade deficit widens as exports hit 5-1/2-year low

    03/22/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 March 2016 | Lucia Mutikani
    The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in January as a strong dollar and weak global demand helped to push exports to a more than 5-1/2-year low, suggesting trade will continue to weigh on economic growth in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap increased 2.2 percent to $45.7 billion. December's trade deficit was revised up to $44.7 billion from the previously reported $43.4 billion. Exports have declined for four straight months. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade deficit widening to $44.0 billion in January. When adjusted for inflation, the deficit increased...