(Progressive Rail Roading) - The Surface Transportation Board late last week issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its emergency service rules to provide relief for shippers in situations that require immediate relief.
(Reuters) - Global commodities trader Trafigura Group will stop all purchases of crude oil from Russia's state company Rosneft (ROSN.MM) by May 15 when tighter EU rules on Russian oil sales come into effect, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Japan's state-backed New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) said on Tuesday it will allocate 114.5 billion yen ($892 million) to help develop new fuels such as synthetic ones that emit lower carbon dioxide (CO2).
(MSN) - Penflex Corporation recently became the newest member of The Sulphur Institute (TSI), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safe use of sulfur.
(Agri Business Global) - Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world's largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.
(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $8.87 billion, its largest in seven years, as the top U.S. oil producer benefited from strong energy prices.
(WCIA) – As farmers look to get better yields in soybeans, soybean promotion agencies want them to raise soybeans with higher protein content for better livestock performance. But there is a problem with that: with higher yields, protein levels go in the different direction.
In the wake of huge demand for high quality cereal and vegetable diets, sulphur can play a key role in augmenting the production, productivity, and quality of crops. Additionally, in light of the emerging problems of soil fertility exhaustion and climate change-exacerbated environmental stresses, sulphur assumes special importance in crop production, particularly under intensively cropped areas. Here, citing several relevant examples, we highlight, in addition to its plant biological and metabolism functions, how sulphur can significantly enhance crop productivity and quality, as well as acclimation to abiotic stresses.
TSI's strong advocacy for safe transportation and handling of sulphuric acid has been invaluable to us at NorFalco. Their independent assessment of loading and unloading procedures has helped us in working with our customers who unload rail tank cars. Additionally, TSI's interface with federal regulators and other industry associations has allowed us to review key metrics to make improvements within our safety management system.
Director, Sales and Technical Services
NorFalco, a Glencore Company
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Nutrien is the second-largest North American phosphate producer and also offers a range of sulfate-containing fertilizers to our 500,000 retail grower customers. We look to TSI's work streams to support our endeavors in helping growers around the world increase food production in a sustainable manner; our affiliation with The Sulphur Institute helps us achieve our goals.
TSI Vice Chair 2018-2019
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
Savage has been a member of TSI since 2003. Owning and operating sulphur handling facilities and transportation assets throughout North American is a large part of our business. We at Savage pride ourselves as a premium services provider in the sulphur industry. One of the primary reasons for joining and maintaining membership in TSI is the additional knowledge and experience we gain from our membership.
Savage Services Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT