Economía

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 20:41

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga rose a penny a gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05 per gallon. McTeague is expecting gas to increase another 10 to 15 cents next week as well. Ships carrying oil are still unable to enter Texas ports, while producers in south Texas who shut down operations are only starting to ramp up and some pipelines that carry supplies to refineries are still shut.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 19:06

In May, the White House proposed selling half the crude oil in the strategic reserve and all of its gasoline stockpile. The key pipeline was knocked offline because there isn't enough gasoline flowing for it to operate. That would have been a 14 percent increase, taking USA output to a level not seen since the 1970s. But once Gulf Coast terminals are able to resume exports, demand for this grade of crude could rise dramatically, given the widening discount of West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) ...

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 15:01

The United States and South Korea on September 1 said they agreed to strengthen Seoul's defenses, and Washington approved the sale of billions of dollars worth of arms to the South to counter the North. Earlier, Japan confirmed its near neighbour had conducted a sixth nuclear test. South Korean F-15K fighter jets and US F-35B stealth jet fighters flying over South Korea during a joint military drill.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 12:41

The EPA said on Wednesday that it had expanded fuel waivers for gasoline throughout the U.S. Southeast in anticipation of supply shortages. It is a major transit route for gasoline, for jet fuel, for distillates. "I didn't expect it to be this high this fast", she said. "The shutdowns do not indicate a shortage of gasoline supplies in the Gulf Coast region or across the country", added Tidwell.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 12:39

The EPA said on Wednesday that it had expanded fuel waivers for gasoline throughout the U.S. Southeast in anticipation of supply shortages. It is a major transit route for gasoline, for jet fuel, for distillates. "I didn't expect it to be this high this fast", she said. "The shutdowns do not indicate a shortage of gasoline supplies in the Gulf Coast region or across the country", added Tidwell.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 12:32

The average price was under $2 a gallon late in July. USA gasoline futures this week briefly hit $1.91 a gallon, the highest since July 2015, after the outages. Refineries serving Chicago have not yet hinted about fuel shortages, said Mario Orlandi, an operations manager at Olson Service Co, which supplies diesel and gasoline to the area.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 09:14

The jump in prices because of Hurricane Harvey is not over yet. But there will likely be continued pain at the pump as refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast struggle to get back online. "Prices are going to continue to go up for another week or so". "But it will not hit our shores for 10 days and the volumes will not be able to replace lost supply", said Phil Flynn of the Price Futures Group.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 08:29

The $2.44 price average Thursday was the highest recorded price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline so far in 2017, according to AAA . About 4 million barrels per day of refining capacity was shut down - more than one-fifth of the nation's supply.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 08:20

Average retail gasoline prices in ME have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,228 gas outlets in Maine. Gulf Coast refinery outages. Suppliers in Chicago were trying to secure supplies after the Explorer Pipeline, which typically carries about 350,000 barrels a day (bpd) to the region, shut down .

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 08:18

Prices for the October futures early Friday were slightly lower, suggesting traders don't expect the higher prices to last. Given the huge importance of Texas' oil refineries to the country, the disruption will likely be felt by many . The Labor Day holiday, which falls on September 4 this year, is popularly considered to mark the end of summer, and fuel demand typically drops as Americans return to work and school, pressuring prices.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 08:10

Harvey made landfall in the coastal areas of Texas on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. In North Texas, many motorists are hunting for gas stations that still have fuel, even at increased prices. Oil prices were unable to gain any significant support from the larger than expected EIA inventory draw , especially as there was a slight build in gasoline inventories for the week.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 08:08

Gas prices across the US have risen about 17 cents a gallon this week and Hurricane Harvey is to blame. AAA says California's average is six cents higher than a week ago at $3.04. That will depend in large part on the Gulf Coast refineries, said Elizabeth Carey, a spokeswoman for the AAA of Western and Central New York. It may be weeks before the country's largest refinery, Motiva's Port Arthur facility, restarts .

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 05:39

Collectively, those 11 plants represent 12.6 percent of the total USA capacity for refineries. Luckily, she said, Labor Day won't affect prices too much. The global impact of the storm was being felt in Venezuela, where financially strapped state-run PDVSA is facing the possibility that scheduled deliveries - tankers floating offshore for weeks due to non-payment - will make their way to other Latin American destinations.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 03:50

The pipeline has two main lines that together transport more than 100 million gallons of gasoline, heating oil and aviation fuel as far as the NY harbor each day. Concerns over fuel shortages ahead of the U.S. Labor Day extended weekend were mounting, said analysts at JBC Energy. The Colonial Pipeline is a major main artery in the nation's fuel infrastructure.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 03:49

Croft said the US government has other tools it can use to get supplies to different parts of the country and ease any supply problems. On the first day of September, the average had risen to $2.42. Sitton said two pipelines were shut down due to the hurricane. The Colonial pipeline that provides almost 40% of the South's fuel plans to shut down due to Hurricane Harvey , causing fuel shortages for most Southern businesses.

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 01:36

The other way that property owners may have coverage, of course, is through flood insurance , which is typically provided by the federal government. It also slammed FEMA for leaving the federal flood insurance program - called the National Flood Insurance Program at "risk for fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement".

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 01:37

The other way that property owners may have coverage, of course, is through flood insurance , which is typically provided by the federal government. It also slammed FEMA for leaving the federal flood insurance program - called the National Flood Insurance Program at "risk for fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement".

por | Setiembre 03, 2017 | 01:33

This will help lift the burden off of property owners for determining their own flood risks, and will give more flexibility to the NFIP and private insurers to offer rates that accurately reflect the risk that a property faces. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit http://www.npr.org/. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard was just such a prudent measure, a reasonable precaution to limit damages from future Harveys.

por | Setiembre 02, 2017 | 19:15

Before the closed-door discussion Tuesday evening at United Nations headquarters, ambassadors from several countries said they aimed to weigh what next steps to take and emerge with a unified reaction. The two countries agreed to the cap as part of a commitment to a voluntary worldwide arms-control pact known as the Missile Technology Control Regime, aimed at limiting the proliferation missiles and nuclear weapons.

por | Setiembre 02, 2017 | 18:05

While he is prone to striking out, it pairs an impact power bat alongside Mike Trout in Los Angeles' lineup. Phillies: Philadelphia picked up reliever Juan Nicasio from Pittsburgh after the Pirates opted to put Nicasio on outright waivers rather than let him go to what general manager Neal Huntington of Pittsburgh called a "direct competitor".