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An Open Letter to Procter & Gamble on Cellulosic Ethanol

In today’s Politico: Dear Procter & Gamble, We want to congratulate you on your new partnership with DuPont to buy cellulosic ethanol from their new plant in Iowa.  It is precisely these types of deals, forged in a free-market, that...

/ October 22, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Legoland

On October 9, Lego announced it was ending a marketing partnership with Shell after a Greenpeace internet video highlighted the link between the two companies (and I’m not going to give the insidious video more credence by linking it in this...

/ October 20, 2014

The Jones Act – Backward Thinking

It’s 1920. Warren G. Harding was nominated by the Republican Party for President. We were five years removed from the sinking of the Lusitania, two years removed from WWI and the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Edith Bolling Galt...

/ October 14, 2014

Setting the Record Straight – U.S. Refineries Quickly Adjusting to a Changing U.S. Crude Supply

Writers have their bad days, and Reuters’ Market Analyst John Kemp apparently had one when he penned US refineries fast running out of flexibility on crude. Confusion, or a lack of understanding of the refining industry, is evident throughout Kemp’s...

/ October 10, 2014