*************Fine art in the way of Monet, from the younger granddaughter:
Feb - 558,585 - 6,447 -- 2,513 -- 87Some of these numbers vary from previously reported numbers.
Mar - 577,478 - 6,641 -- 2,696 -- 87
Apr - 609,373 - 6,734 -- 2,715 -- 90
Delta, February --> March: 18,893 (3.3% increase)Thank goodness those feared April showers did not materialize to slow down production.
Delta, March --> April: 31,895 (5.5% increase)
"Europe is not our largest trading partner. Canada is. Followed by China. Followed by Mexico. Followed by Japan. 'Europe; only counts as America's largest trading partner in an aggregate sense. An honest apples-to-apples comparison would find that US trade with North America or East Asia dwarfs trade across the Atlantic.So, in the aggregate, "Europe" is huge for the US, but is dwarfed in an "honest apples-to-apples comparison.
Well files are available for:A bit more information on these wells from a reader (June 12, 2012):
The "B" designation in two of the wells (22348 and 22303): middle Bakken.
- 22303: middle Bakken well;
- 22304: Three Forks well;
- 19638: middle Bakken well;
- 19639: middle Bakken well;
- 22225: Three Forks well;
- 22347: Three Forks well;
- 22348: middle Bakken well;
The "T" designation in two of the wells (22348 and 22304): Three Forks.
The lack of designation in some of the earlier wells (probably middle Bakken).
The "S" designation in two of the wells (22303 and 22304) -- on the same pad; probably family name.
C-PFIIGS ("see figs"):France lowered it retirement age to 60 this past month. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Cyprus, Portugal, France, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain).
a) FargoWhen I was in school, one of the first things I learned was to how to take multiple choice tests. First, throw out the two that couldn't possibly be the right answer: in this case, it would be Parshall and Dickinson (for two different reasons). One is left with Fargo and the oil-producing region. This could be a toughie. 50/50. Call a friend? I suppose one could note that answer (d) is the only one that is not the name of a city, making it the likely answer. But it could be a trick question. Fall back on most important rule in multiple choice questions. The answer is seldom (a).
d) the oil-producing region of the state
For years, the biggest employer in this city of 1,000 people near the Canadian border was the ethanol plant on County Road 9, which pumped out the corn-based fuel additive to satisfy demand driven by federal mandates requiring its use in gasoline.Something tells me we won't be seeing this story on the nightly news tonight. Or any time in the near future.
In April, plant owner Archer Daniels Midland Co. closed it, citing lackluster returns. The plant's 61 employees lost their jobs, and Walhalla lost its biggest source of tax revenue.
America's ethanol boom is stalling, and the effects are starting to spread across a Farm Belt that had grown accustomed to soaring growth. Annual U.S. production of ethanol more than tripled from 2005 to 2011, driving up crop prices and pumping money into rural communities from Nebraska to North Dakota.
Now, ethanol demand is topping out. The amount used in gasoline is near federal mandates, and gasoline consumption is declining. After 15 straight years of growth, ethanol production this year will fall slightly and will be roughly flat next year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's May forecast. Updated output numbers will be released Tuesday.
Hammering out a budget has been difficult because of rising deficit projections. Brown pegged the gap at $9.2 billion in January but said last month that it had grown to $15.7 billion.For the cynics out there, and I know there are one or two, the California legislature will actually pass a budget on time this year. Rule changes have made it easier to pass a budget AND legislators will start seeing their pay docked if a budget is not passed.
The Legislative Analyst's Office, which provides nonpartisan financial advice to lawmakers, said the shortfall could be even higher because of miscalculations about redevelopment money and tax revenue.