Refinery woes cause nationwide gas price spike

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Troubles at several oil refineries are driving gasoline prices sharply higher in the Midwest, and the regional shortages are expected to boost the cost of gasoline higher nationwide.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

>While the USA may be dripping in new found crude oil deposits and early May supplies were at their highest levels since the early 1930s, issues at a handful of refineries that turn crude into gasoline and diesel fuel underscore how kinks in the supply chain can cause quick surges in what consumers pay at the pump.<

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The Old Copper Smelting Plants

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“Karabashmed” is one of the oldest copper smelting plants of the South Ural located in the city of Karabash. The main activity of the plant is making blister copper from copper concentrate with a preliminary enrichment of copper-zinc ores and also from recycled copper raw material.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

Amazing photo journal of an Industrial Copper Refinery, including rare photo’s of old technological processes.

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