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* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
Today (Monday, Jan 5th) I began posting a series of articles on the falling prices of crude oil and gasoline. Several articles give the probable reasons for these falling prices and others present the impact that this is having, good and bad on State, US and World economies. I will post these articles this week and next week. If you miss earlier articles, just scroll down this page until you get below the LSU Sports section and you will find them.
NOTICE: Notice that I added three (3) pages to the website (look on the bottom line of the website header). One is titled “Website Posting Guidelines“, the second is titled “Create a ‘Shortcut’ to Website” and the third is titled “How to Contact U.S. Congressmen” (I have removed U.S. Congressmen contact info from this home page). I used to post these from time to time, but now they are available for you to read anytime by just clicking on the page of interest.
IMPORTANT: For ALL Louisiana readers, today (1/28) I received and posted the contact e-mail address for our new U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy. Find it on the “How to Contact U.S. Congressman” page of the website (see link on header of Home page).
* * * * ARTICLES SUMMARY * * * *
TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE : Today I posted a oil related article by The Christian Science Monitor whose author believe the oil bust is here to stay . The “Feature Articles” are posted just below the “Feature Article Summary”; but, the article can still be read at the bottom of the Home page below the LSU Sports section.
LSU FOOTBALL ARTICLE: Today (1/23/15) I posted an article about Riverdale’s Donte Jackson commitment to the LSU Tigers. Jackson has the potential to be a VERY special player for the Tigers. Read the article in the LSU Sports section below.
LSU FOOTBALL COMMITMENT:
LSU Football picked up it’s 18th commitment for 2015. Lanard Fournette (younger brother of Leonard Fournette). See the details in the LSU Recruiting section below.
Per NFL and College football analyst Mike Detillier, LSU has recruited ‘The BEST Freshman Cornerback class EVER, with Kevin Tolliver (5 Star), Xavier Lewis (4 Star) and Donte Jackson (5 Star) – this is mighty stout”
* * TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE SUMMARY * *
Today I posted an oil related article from The Christian Science Monitor whose author seems to believe that the oil bust is here to stay……….that’s NOT a good sign if it is true…………low prices like the current $45/barrel crude will result in the failure of many smaller fracking companies and stifle innovation.
* * * TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE * * *
FALLING OIL PRICES: WHY THE OIL BUST IS HERE TO STAY
By Nick Cunningham/Oil Price.com – The Christian Science Monitor – Jan 13, 2015
The oil industry has experienced boom and busts before, but the depths to which oil prices have plunged have surprised everyone. Could the bust now persist much longer than many think?
It is not just oil that has seen a bust. Over the last decade and a half, the global economy has witnessed a massive commodity boom, with prices rising for all sorts of raw materials, including gold, iron ore, oil, gas, copper, wheat, corn, and more. But the commodity “super-cycle” appears to be over, with vast new supplies having come online in the last few years.
As prices rose through the 2000’s, multinational companies extracting all sorts of commodities planned billion dollar projects. With new mines, new oil and gas fields, and other commodity supplies hitting the market at the same time, a bust has ensued. (Related: Gains From Low Oil Prices Could Be Wiped Out This Year)
“Supply has been outstripping demand not because demand has been particularly weak, but because there was too much supply,” Stephen Briggs, a commodities analyst at BNP Paribas SA, told The Wall Street Journal. “It looks like this won’t change anytime soon.”
The oil bust has captured worldwide attention in a way that crashing coal and copper prices have not. And for now, the bust may here to stay, at least a bit longer than many anticipated.
For example, Goldman Sachs sharply downgraded its assessment for crude oil prices. The investment bank now says that it sees Brent trading at around $42 per barrel over the next few months, down from its previous forecast of $80 per barrel. It also says that WTI will fall to $41, a downward revision of its previous $70-per-barrel prediction.
Many market watchers have predicted a “floor” in prices at each key threshold – $70 per barrel, then $60, then $50. But crude prices have ignored these forecasts, plunging to fresh lows each week over the past few months. Just last week, major hedge fund manager Andrew J. Hall said $40 would be an “absolute price floor,” another threshold that is within striking distance.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal threw cold water on the markets even further with his recent comments.
“If supply stays where it is, and demand remains weak, you better believe it is gonna go down more. But if some supply is taken off the market, and there’s some growth in demand, prices may go up. But I’m sure we’re never going to see $100 anymore,” he said in an interview with USA Today.
There are several reasons low prices may persist. First, production is still at elevated levels. OPEC is holding strong to its production levels, despite unease among many of its members. And U.S. shale companies are maintaining output for the time being. That will likely change later this year as hedges expire and companies are forced out of the market, but in the short-term, the U.S. probably won’t see a decline in production.
Also, there is excess storage capacity that is allowing producers to continue to pump. Some companies are even storing oil on unused tankers at sea, betting that they can sell the volumes later at higher prices.
Finally, as oil prices fall, so do the costs of production. The cost of materials, along with the rates drillers pay to rent out rigs, deflate with the price of oil. That makes breakeven cost projections a bit of a moving target.
“To keep all capital sidelined and curtail investment in shale until the market has rebalanced, we believe prices need to stay lower for longer,” Goldman Sachs wrote in their latest report.
Speculators don’t know what to make of the oil markets right now. Some are pouring money into bets on prices rising, while others are wagering that prices have further room to fall.
We will learn more about the state of the U.S. oil and gas industry over the next few weeks as fourth quarter earnings are released. For the energy sector as a whole, profits are expected to fall by 19.1 percent. Some companies will be in worse shape than others, which could give us an indication of where production levels are heading, and with them, how long oil prices will stay low.
* * * GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA * * *
BREAKING GUN CONTROL NEWS: See the article I posted today (1/19/2015) on Obama’s latest efforts to try to get our U.S. Senators to approve the UN Small Arms Treaty! Read about it below the UN page here. The article is titled “Obama Moves to Advance U.N. Gun Ban Treaty”.
Pleases read this “UN Disarmament Plan for America” page below that is part of the “UN Small Arms Treaty” that Obama already had Secretary of State John Kerry sign earlier in 2014. Pay particular attention to bullet #6 & 7. All it needs is 2/3 Senate (67 Senators) approval and our Constitutionally guaranteed 2nd Amendment Rights for gun ownership will be GIVEN TO THE UNITED NATIONS! With a newly elected Republican MAJORITY in the U.S. Senate it is NOT likely this Treaty will get approved. But, we must remain vigilant. We MUST all call, write and e-mail our State’s U.S. Senators and DEMAND they VOTE AGAINST approval of this treaty! See the article I posted today (1/19/2015) about Obama’s latest attempt to get this treaty approved by the Senate. The article is on the “Gun Control in America” page of the website.
NOTE: Click on the letter to enlarge. When done reading, click your browser’s back arrow to return to website:
BREAKING GUN CONTROL NEWS: Today (1/19/15) I posted a new gun control article on the website’s “Gun Control in America” page from NRA-ILA/Town Hall.com titled “Obama Moves to Advance U.N. Gun Ban Treaty“. When you read the article, I encourage you to join the NRA Petition (the link is in the article) to send to ALL U.S. Senators, and if you can, make a small contribution to help the NRA in this effort (it’s ONLY $20 to become an NRA Member).
Many people suspected Obama would try to somehow get the Senate to approve this TERRIBLE Treaty which he had his surrogate Secretary of State John Kerry sign last year. It takes a 2/3 vote of the U.S. Senate to approve this before it could take affect. Like I’ve outlined on this page, if this should pass a Senate vote, this would in essence CANCEL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION’S 2nd AMENDMENT and eventually result in the DISARMAMENT OF AMERICA!
Should this treaty be approved by the U.S. Senate, which we all pray it DOES NOT, there would NO DOUBT be a SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION in the Country! Americans WILL NOT give up their guns. All dictators in history became dictators AFTER they disarmed their constituents! Obama seems to want to be ‘King or Dictator” of America. Our biggest ally in this fight is the NRA and NAGR! It is crucial that we support them (see links below)!!
I URGE all gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates to read this article and read the U.N. Treaty document above. It is CRITICAL that we call, write and e-mail our Louisiana and Mississippi Senators at least weekly and URGE your Senator NOT TO VOTE for this U.N. Small Arms Treaty should it come up for a vote in the Senate (see how to contact them on the website’s “How to Contact US Congressmen” page). By this article, Obama is trying to have world leaders and the U.N. put pressure on U.S. Senators to approve the treaty. With Democrats out of leadership in the Senate, it is NOT likely that the new Republican Senate Speaker will ever bring it up for a vote. BUT, we CAN’T ASSUME it won’t. I encourage you to also join the petition whose link is provided in the article.
If the Senate approves this Treaty, kiss all your weapons goodbye! This is VERY SCARY! Read the article in on the website’s “Gun Control in America” page.
This is yet another reason why if we value our 2nd amendment rights, it is CRITICAL that we WAKE UP and write, call and e-mail our U.S. Senators and URGE them to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. In so doing, you should make it very clear that ANY elected official that votes FOR new gun laws will NOT get your vote EVER AGAIN. ALSO, if you are not already a member of NRA, I urge you to join. They are a very powerful lobby force in Washington and need our support. See the link to join below.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED:
American gun owners and defenders of the 2nd Amendment NEED HELP in fighting off the Government and State ‘gun control’ advocates! If you are not currently a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) or the NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights), you are urged to join TODAY.
Here’s how (the NRA is the most powerful and influential):
* * * WEBSITE NEWS * * *
I have resumed my update of our website’s Louisiana ethanol free gas list. As I indicted when I began this considerable effort, I will update the list on the website when I am completed. This is a VERY time consuming effort, so bear with me.
I finished Livingston Parish (going alphabetically), and am now working on Orleans Parish. I had stopped working on the gas list update during the peak of football season. I will resume working on the list later this week.
* * FOOTBALL SEASON IS OVER * *
Only the final days of 2015 uncommited recruits and National Signing Day on February 4th remain on this football season.
NOTE: Here is a two part article on Scott Long of DandyDon.com interview with legendary NFL and College Football analyst Mike Detillier. Here are the links:
Part 1: LSU’s Recent Hires, Kevin Steele and Ed Orgeron
Part 2: LSU’s QB Play, O-Line, NFL Prospects, Recruiting and More
* * * LSU SPORTS ARTICLE * * *
Here is a new article by James Smith of NOLA.com/The Times Picayune on Riverdale’s Donte Jackson commit to the LSU Tigers. Jackson is good friends with Tyrone Johnson of Warren Easton and may have swayed his friend Jackson to play with him at LSU.
RIVERDALE’S DONTE JACKSON CHOOSES LSU OVER GEORGIA
By James Smith – NOLA.com/The Times Picayune – Jan 21, 2015
It’s the offseason, but many LSU fans let out a roar that is usually reserved for Saturday nights in Death Valley when Riverdale athlete Donte Jackson chose the Tigers over Georgia during a live stream broadcast on NOLA.com on Wednesday morning.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound dynamic athlete has been front and center of a back-and-forth battle between LSU and Georgia, but the Tigers landed the five-star prospect’s commitment. Jackson made his announcement at Riverdale High School’s gymnasium Wednesday morning, which was filled to capacity with the school’s student body, faculty and a barrage of media.
” It’s a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders,” Jackson said shortly after ending his recruitment. “I feel like I can focus on my college career now.”
Read full article here: http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2015/01/donte_jackson_commits_to_lsu_i.html
* * * LSU FOOTBALL RECRUITING * * *
LSU’s 2015 class is currently ranked #10 by 24/7 Sports and #15 by Rivals with only 17 committed or signed players – 8 more to go!
LSU’s Recruiting Coordinator and Running back Coach, Frank Wilson is now ranked #2 in the Country as Recruiter by 24/7 Sports.
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Commitments (as of January 27, 2015):
Today, Lanard Fournette (Leonard Fournette’s younger brother) commited to LSU’s 2015 class.
2015 LSU football commits (18) – Star Ratings by Rival Sports
- Donte Jackson (5 Star) DB, 5’11”, 170 – Riverdale, NO
- Tyron Johnson (5 Star) WR, 6’1″, 190, Warren Easton, NO
- Maea Teuhema (5 Star) OL, 6-4, 340, Keller, Texas, (Keller)
- Kevin Toliver (5 Star) CB, 6-2, 185, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)
- Derrius Guice (5 Star) RB, 6-0, 210, Baton Rouge (Catholic)
- Nick Brossette (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 205, Baton Rouge (University)
- Jazz Ferguson (4 Star) WR, 6-5, 205, Saint Francisville (West Feliciana)
- Jeremy Cutrer (4 Star) S, 6-2, 170, Jewel Sumner, JUCO *
- Xavier Lewis (4 Star) CB, 6’0″, 180, East St. John, LaPlace
- Isaiah Washington (4 Star) DE, 6-3, 225, New Orleans (Edna Karr)
- George Brown (4 Star) OT, 6’6″, 253, Cincinati, OH
- Lanard Fournette (3 Star) Ath, 5’10”, 180, St Augustine, NO
- Foster Moreau (3 Star) TE, 6’5″, 240, Jesuit
- Bry’Keithon Mouton (3 Star), TE, 6’2″, 230, Acadiana HS
- David Ducre (3 Star) FB, 6-0, 230, Mandeville (Lakeshore)
- Adrian Magee (3 Star) OL, 6-4, 352, Franklinton (Franklinton)
- Blake Ferguson (3 Star) LS, 6-1, 235, Buford, Ga. (Buford)
- Hanner Shipley (3 Star) TE, 6-5, 260, Marble Falls, Texas, (Marble Falls)
- Justin McMilan (2 Star) QB, 6’2″, 170, Cedar Hills, Texas
* Already signed letter of intent
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
The Tigers received it’s 5th commitment for the 2016 class Sunday (1/12/2015) from TE Jamal Pettigrew from St Augustine in New Orleans! Pettigrew is currently ranked as the 4th BEST TE in the Country!
LSU’s 2016 Class commitments as of January 27, 2015:
- Jamal Pettigrew (4 STAR) – TE, 6’5″, 225 – St Augustine, NO
- Feleipe Franks (4 STAR) - QB, 6′ 5″, 205, Crawfordville, FL
- Dee Anderson (4 STAR) – WR, 6’4”, 176, Mesquite, Texas
- Stephen Sullivan (4 STAR) – WR, 6’6”, 215, Donaldsonville, LA
- Donavaughn Campbell (3 STAR) – OL, 6’6″, 340, Ponchatoula
LSU’s 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
BREAKING NEWS: It was announced on Bleacher Report on August 11, 2014 that LSU Commit Dylan Moses is the #1 ranked football athlete for the 2017 draft!
-Dylan Moses (5 STAR) - RB/S, 6’1″, 215, University High, Baton Rouge
* NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed FIVE ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Sullivan’s Store, 11769 LA Hwy 155, Castor, Bienville Parish – Switched to E10.
Cash-N-Carry, 12590 River Road, Destrehan, St Charles Parish – Store Stopped selling gas!
Conn’s Store, 3119 LA Hwy 146, Chatham, Jackson Parish – Store Closed (Thanks to Woody for the info)
Jim’s Convenience Store, 2801 LA Hwy 306, Des Allemands, St. Charles Parish – Store CLOSED (Thanks to Mike for the info)
We added ONE new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Paradis Time Saver (Texaco), 14851 Hwy 90, Paradis, St Charles Parish
NOTE: If any reader locates a store that is selling ethanol FREE gas but is not on our list, PLEASE send me the information asked for on the “Ethanol Facts” page so we can add it to the list!
We encourage all readers to patronize retailers who sell ethanol FREE gas. If they are not profitable selling EO, they may convert to sell ethanol gas and stores with EO will become harder and harder to find. ——————————————————————————————————-
Have a GREAT week readers!