May Construction Climbs Higher

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $495.7 billion, new construction starts in May advanced 5 percent from the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Much of the upward lift came from nonresidential building, which registered moderate growth for the second month in a row after its sluggish performance at the outset of…

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Diesel to Surpass Gasoline Transportation Fuel

Diesel is going to remain the “dominant” growth fuel in transportation for several decades to come, according to U.S. and international energy and transportation experts. ExxonMobil stated that diesel will surpass gasoline as the number-one global transportation fuel by 2020. Diesel will account for 70 percent of the growth in demand for all transportation fuels through the forecast period to…

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TRIP: America’s Bridges Are Deficient

According to the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Inventory (December 2012), a total of 25 percent of the nation’s bridges (20 ft. or longer) are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Eleven percent of America’s bridges are structurally deficient, meaning there is significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components.

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Nonfuel Minerals Mining Stays Level

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June 25, 2013 – According to USGS, total domestic mining and waste removal for nonfuel mineral materials production amounted to 5.04 billion metric tons (gt) in 2011, about the same level as the revised figure for 2010. These materials included about 3.75 gt of crude ore mined or quarried and 1.29 gt of mine ore and waste from development operations.…

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