Raw Materials & Resources / 10.04.18

Reconsidering rare earths

Raw Materials & Resources / 08.22.18

Straw prices hurting EU farmers

Livestock and dairy farmers across northern Europe are paying soaring prices for straw used in food and bedding for cattle, as hot, dry weather takes a toll on regional crops, reports Reuters.

Raw Materials & Resources / 07.17.18

LNG not on tariff list

China’s omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of U.S. products that face hefty import duties has preserved a potential weapon should the trade war with Washington deepen, reports Reuters.

Raw Materials & Resources / 06.20.18

Pushing for oil production

The U.S. government has quietly asked Saudi Arabia and some other producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase oil production by about 1 million barrels a day, reports Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 06.06.18

Wild for wild salmon

Prices for Norwegian salmon have surged as faltering supply combines with booming global demand, according to Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 04.30.18

Technology fuels growing demand for cobalt

Cobalt is rapidly rising in price and could face possible shortages in the future, reports CNBC. Why? The once little-known element is a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, which are in high demand because of their use in a wide array of technological devices, including mobile phones and electrified vehicles.

Raw Materials & Resources / 04.25.18

Plant soybeans or corn?

Planting season, a critical time for farmers, just became more nerve-wracking for U.S. growers of soybeans and corn, reports Bloomberg. In a move that caught many in U.S. agriculture by surprise, China, on April 4, announced planned tariffs on American shipments of the two crops.

Raw Materials & Resources / 08.13.15

Shale, Propane and Fleets

Sales of propane-powered vehicles are on the rise in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. The increase is especially noticeable among companies that operate fleet vehicles that would normally be powered by diesel.