Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow

first_img Facebook Twitter Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to GrowThe Indiana State Department of Agriculture recently released a new strategy for the hardwoods industry in the state to expand current and attract new wood processing facilities. ISDA Director Bruce Kettler told HAT that the hardwoods industry is over a $10 billion industry in Indiana, but he believes there is still opportunity to grow that figure.“We’re just simply exporting logs; whole logs. We’re exporting the whole logs overseas in many cases. So, really part of what got us thinking about what we want to do with the strategy is are there ways to add value to those logs here in Indiana?”Kettler added that exporting in that manner isn’t bad. In fact, it’s great for the companies that are able to do so, especially right now with the trade climate as it is with China, the largest importer of Indiana hardwoods. But there’s more that can be done here.“We want to look at ways to try to add value to those logs here. If that’s minimal processing or a lot of processing. No matter what we do, if we’re adding value here, that keeps the jobs, and it keeps the money here in the state.”Kettler says that the release of the strategy has certainly sparked the conversation and progress is being made already.“We have had a number of inquiries about that. The other thing I think it does is it opens up people to get involved in the economic development sectors in those counties where they’re starting to look and say, ‘Okay- maybe we’ve looked past a sector and haven’t thought about a sector that might be able to be part of our economic development in a local community either in a county or a group of counties.’ So, we’ve had a lot of people that are inquiring to know what those assets look like.” By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 25, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFlood Damages Now Estimated at $3 BillionNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Marks 100th, Positions for Next 100 Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Hardwoods Over $10 Billion Industry in Indiana with Room to Grow SHARElast_img read more

Must we allow symbols of racism on public land?

first_img Research reveals the long-term impact following the destruction of the Greenwood District Ash Center panel puts ‘defining moment’ of Floyd killing into context of fight for social justice The police killing of George Floyd sparked widespread protests and reignited efforts across the U.S. to remove Confederate and other statues viewed as symbols of slavery and racism. In several cities, these tributes have been vandalized or torn down by protestors or removed by public officials. A high-profile decision to tear down a famous bronze figure of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., was halted by a court challenge, which was extended indefinitely on Thursday. A 2018 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center found there are more than 1,700 monuments to the Confederacy still in public spaces. Annette Gordon-Reed, a historian of U.S. slavery, legal scholar, and member of the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, spoke with the Gazette about the issue. Gordon-Reed is a professor of history and the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School. She won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her explosive 2008 work, “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.” Q&AAnnette Gordon-ReedGAZETTE: In recent years, many have called for the removal of monuments honoring Confederate officials and other controversial figures, such as Christopher Columbus, with mixed results. Does this moment, and these efforts feel different to you?GORDON-REED: This moment feels different because there’s been a great awakening in the country about police-on-citizen violence. The video of the officer with his knee on George Floyd’s neck was so extreme. There have been other videos, of course, but there is something about this image of a prone individual who is not moving and who we know is losing, or has lost, his life — after an encounter that started over an alleged counterfeit $20 bill. Was there no other way to handle that situation?GAZETTE: As a law professor, what is your view on people unilaterally deciding to pull down statues they find offensive after officials — often enjoined by laws or judicial rulings barring such action — decline to do so? Is there a higher moral cause that supersedes the law?GORDON-REED: Ha! That’s not fair, asking me as a law professor. OK, actually, that makes it easier. I cannot see myself pulling down a statue in that way. It would be odd for me to condone other people doing something I would not do. I certainly understand the emotion — the passion ­— particularly if government officials have turned a blind eye to previous petitions from the community. “There is no path to a peaceful and prosperous country without challenging and rejecting that as a basis for our society.” Harvard experts talk about how to turn the moment’s energy into lasting change The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the financial fallout Related After the protest … what next? How Black protest may be key to finally ending racial violence Harvard faculty recommend the writers and subjects that promote context and understanding A reading list on issues of race GAZETTE: What do you say to those who argue that the removal of such statues in prominent public settings dishonors the memory of those who died fighting for the Confederacy?GORDON-REED: I would say there are other places for that — on battlefields and cemeteries. The Confederates lost the war, the rebellion. The victors, the thousands of soldiers — black and white — in the armed forces of the United States, died to protect this country. I think it dishonors them to celebrate the men who killed them and tried to kill off the American nation. The United States was far from perfect, but the values of the Confederacy, open and unrepentant white supremacy and total disregard for the humanity of black people, to the extent they still exist, have produced tragedy and discord. There is no path to a peaceful and prosperous country without challenging and rejecting that as a basis for our society.GAZETTE: Many believe that taking the statues down is an attempt to cover up or erase history. Do you agree?GORDON-REED: No. I don’t. History will still be taught. We will know who Robert E. Lee was. Who Jefferson Davis was. Who Frederick Douglass was. Who Abraham Lincoln was. There are far more dangerous threats to history. Defunding the humanities, cutting history classes and departments. Those are the real threats to history.,GAZETTE: In the past, people have suggested the monuments should stay, but that additional plaques or other information should be incorporated to add context. What do you think of that idea? What are your thoughts on a separate museum for such statues?GORDON-REED: Plaques can work in some situations. It depends on who the person is and what the objections are. As for museums, people I know who work in museums tear their hair out about this suggestion, that somehow, we’re going to ship all these Confederate monuments off to the lucky museum that has to find a place to put them.GAZETTE: What about the slippery slope argument? Many of America’s founders — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson — owned slaves. Does removing statues of Columbus or Confederate officials pave the way for action against monuments honoring those who helped create the United States?GORDON-REED: I suppose, if people want to, everything can pave the way to some other point. I’ve said it before: There is an important difference between helping to create the United States and trying to destroy it. Both Washington and Jefferson were critical to the formation of the country and to the shaping of it in its early years. They are both excellent candidates for the kind of contextualization you alluded to. The Confederate statues were put up when they were put up [not just after the war but largely during periods of Civil Rights tension in the 20th century], to send a message about white supremacy, and to sentimentalize people who had actively fought to preserve the system of slavery. No one puts a monument up to Washington or Jefferson to promote slavery. The monuments go up because, without Washington, there likely would not have been an American nation. They put up monuments to T.J. because of the Declaration of Independence, which every group has used to make their place in American society. Or they go up because of T.J.’s views on separation of church and state and other values that we hold dear. I think on these two, Washington and Jefferson, in particular, you take the bitter with sweet. The main duty is not to hide the bitter parts.Interview was edited for clarity and space.last_img read more

Palm Beach County deputy under investigation after viral video

first_imgWygant was arrested for trespass after warning, and another person was arrested for trespass after warning, disorderly intoxication, resisting without violence, and obstruction of justice.Two other people were arrested as well, police say. 19-year-old Kevin Wygant is seen handcuffed outside a Tijuana Flats restaurant, located at 13860 Wellington Trace in Wellington, saying to the deputy “Yes, I do have the freedom of speech,” while the deputy responded “Not to us you don’t.”Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy as Charles Rhoads.According to Wygant’s arrest report, Deputy Rhoads responded to the Tijuana Flats on Saturday around 9 p.m. after getting a call about unwanted guests. The restaurant called PBSO to remove trespassers.The arrest report went onto say a PBSO sergeant asked Wygant to leave the front of the restaurant several times, and when he kept coming back, he was arrested for trespass after warning.On Monday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released this statement about the actions of Deputy Rhoads: “We have identified the Deputy who responded to the disturbance that occurred yesterday evening at a restaurant in the Village of Wellington. Sheriff Bradshaw does not condone the behavior of our deputy and takes this matter very seriously. He has requested an internal affairs investigation into this incident. Our deputy has been placed on administrative leave until the conclusion of this investigation.”center_img Authorities are investigating a Palm Beach County deputy after a viral video showed him shoving a Black man against a wall and suggesting he doesn’t have the freedom of speech.Attorney Benjamin Crump posted the video to his Twitter account:(WARNING: NSFW CONTENT)Police can’t take away your 1st amendment right to freedom of speech! This Palm Beach cop arrested Kevin after he witnessed a fight & said “I’ll show you what f***ing freedom of speech is!” Only trying to help, Kevin was ARRESTED for trespassing. This is UNACCEPTABLE behavior!! pic.twitter.com/H6mRgiuD9y— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) August 17, 2020last_img read more

Bart following in Posey’s footsteps, other catchers vie for jobs

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, the Giants sent catcher Buster Posey to Single-A San Jose for his first full season of minor league baseball.Posey needed just 80 games in San Jose before earning a promotion to Triple-A and a decade later, it’s possible his heir apparent behind the plate in San Francisco will follow the same path to the big leagues.Joey Bart, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, is off to a terrific start with the San Jose Giants and he’s caught the attention of San …last_img read more

Flatrock Passive: Laying Out the Mechanical System

first_img BLOGS BY DAVID GOODYEAR Framing and Insulating an Interior Service WallAir Sealing the PenetrationsBlower Door Test Comes Up RosesWrapping Up the Air BarrierInsulation and an Air BarrierInstalling Windows and DoorsFoam Sheathing and Window DetailsFraming and Air SealingA Well Insulated SlabFootings and Frost WallsA Final Design and Energy ModelingAn Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House Options for the well tankI toyed with several options for the well tank setup. Around here, people often install a 30-40 gallon tank with a pressure switch that cycles on and off at 40/60 psi. There are advantages and disadvantages for choosing a large tank. One advantage is always having a large water store on hand during times of the year when the water table drops or if the well is simply drilled in a low water table.One disadvantage is, if left uninsulated, all of that cold water in the tank absorbs heat from the house; you dump it down the drain every time you draw from the tank.Another disadvantage is size. In our mechanical room a large tank is not an option. Several of the tradespeople working on the house mentioned a VFD (variable frequency drive). This is a piece of electronics that turns a normal pump into a variable-speed pump. The tank is much smaller and the pump is on demand. The pump speed maintains constant pressure in order to meet that demand. This allows multiple fixtures to be on at the same time.Another option is a CSV (cycle stop valve). The inherent simplicity of this system led me to my final choice: A Pside-Kick kit (see Image #4 below). The valve with this kit maintains a constant pressure to vary the flow rate. This is much better for the pump and just throttles the flow. The pump impeller still turns at the speed it was designed for but moves more or less water and draws more or less power. The benefits over a VFD are described here.I installed the Pside Kick kit along with two sediment filters. As filters clog the resistance to flow increases. A parallel run would provide less resistance to flow than having two filters in series so I plumbed the filters in parallel with the same PEX runs so the static pressure along each of the filter runs would be the same. Ball valve shut-offs were plumbed on either side of the assembly so future servicing would be much easier.The installation is compact and it all fits under the ERV. My electricians pointed out that we can also mount the well motor control and the well disconnect under the ERV in order to keep all the well-related gear in the same place.That is the current state of the mechanical room for now. I am expecting there to be much more progress in the weeks to come! Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blogs by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built to the Passive House standard. The first installment of the GBA blog series was titled An Introduction to the Flatrock Passive House. For a list of Goodyear’s earlier blogs on this site, see the “Related Articles” sidebar below; you’ll find his complete blog here. Green Basics: Mechanical SystemsAll About Wood StovesHeating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseMisconceptions About HRVs and ERVsHRV or ERV? The day-to-day operational costs of this building should be less than a code-built home. Lower energy use means lower energy bills. In principle this should lead to simpler mechanical heating systems. This aspect of Passive House design was always considered to be a way to tunnel through the cost barrier of all the extras, such as triple-glazed windows, high R-value walls, etc.The choice for a heat source is often simple: a minisplit could provide all the heat required. However, my choices were influenced by many factors:Using photovoltaic panels provides a way to offset some of the source energy requirements of the building, but since net metering wasn’t allowed in the province at the time of my decision, future installation of PV seemed like a pipe dream.With electricity costs rising, using a locally available fuel source could offset some or most of the energy costs associated with being connected to the grid. This could be made possible by targeting the site demand required by heat and hot water.Having a heating source that uses minimal electrical energy would make heat and hot water available during periods of extended power outage.Use a fuel source that would dramatically decrease the source energy requirements of the building. This all added up to “wood.” Wood is available locally, it can be burned to provide massive amounts of heat for both heating and hot water, and it can be used to offset source energy. Living in a province where wood burning is prevalent provides a natural choice.The big problem with a wood stove is that they are too powerful. Finding a stove to meet small heating loads (i.e. less than 5 kW) is not easy. It also is challenging to find a stove with hydronic heating capabilities. The only wood-fired hydronic stove in Canada for a living room is the Walltherm. While firing, it dumps about 12.7 kW into heating water and only 2.2 kW into space heating. This requires a large thermal storage tank.In my case I opted for the Logix24, which has a solar thermal exchanger built in.Eventually I plan to use a Geyser-R (Nyle Systems) heat pump. That will help supplement hot water production in the summer by running the heat pump through the solar heat exchanger. There are many configuration options with a storage tank like this. It can be used for any type of radiant hydronic system including low temperature radiators, in-floor heat, etc. The connections on the tank also allow for supplementing electric elements. Moving the ERV incurs an energy penaltyThe energy-recovery ventilator (the X24 ERV ECM by Venmar) looks like a great machine. It appears to be nicely built and has some decent ventilation features. It is a little on the large side, and because of its size it became a thorn in our initial layout plan. The initial plan was to place the ERV on the exterior wall directly below the Reversomatic dual intake/exhaust duct. Instead, it had to be moved almost 6 feet away from the initial position.This uses about 6 feet of extra duct. This duct will be cold in the winter and warm in the summer, and therefore there is an energy penalty associated with moving the ERV to the interior of the mechanical room. The penalty is about 127 kWh per year, according to WUFI Passive. Adding another inch of insulation saves about 25 kWh annually, so it’s probably not worth the hassle.As of now, the machine has been running just to help with the moisture load in the building. Once we are ready for diffusers to cap the supply and return ducts, the system will be balanced and the air flow will be matched to the WUFI model.The ERV seems to be behaving as expected. The latent recovery varies but will be around 68% for our setup, according to the Venmar documentation. Altering interior moisture levels is slower than it would be with an HRV, but it is more effective at higher ventilation rates. At maximum, the recovery rate is only 48%.When I purchased the unit I was concerned about the effect of higher interior humidity levels. However, there has been no condensation on the triple-glazed windows with the interior relative humidity hovering around 55%. RELATED ARTICLES Mechanical rooms are too smallI bought the stove and components seven months ago. I was happy when it was time to install the tank and start arranging the mechanical room. My HVAC contractor, Adam Rickert (Hot Water & Fresh Air Systems), has said multiple times, “Mechanical rooms are too small!” Finally, after months of planning, I believe him.At only 7 feet square, it’s a pretty small room, mainly because the Logix24 tank is so big. The original layout of the mechanical room involved some assumptions that led to some problems. The main assumptions were about the size of the tank and the inputs on the tank. There was no way for the layout to work. It seemed fine during our design stage but once I received the tank, I realized that our plan should have been a little different.The floor drain was not in the ideal position. The HRV would have to be relocated in the room. The well pump pipes are in the wrong place — the list goes on. This being said, I think we found a way to rearrange the room: The thermal store is now at the center of it all. This tank is commanding in every way! It uses almost one-quarter of the floor space in the room but it works!The PAW pumping station is the mechanical guts of the system (see Image #2 below). It will push water from the tank to the stove and back to the return on the tank. The station includes a Grundfos Alpha low-energy pump. It draws between 8 and 45 watts, depending on the setting. I expect it will run somewhere in the middle, at between 30 and 35 watts.The Viega distribution manifolds for the low-temperature panel radiators are also installed (see Image #3 below). The outdoor reset and mixing valve still need to be installed. We are expecting that the outdoor reset setting will be such that the water moving through the distribution system will be about 120°F in the dead of winter. The reset will adjust temperatures accordingly as exterior temperatures get warmer in the spring.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Chile

first_imgJuventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez will be crucial for ChileEven with a strong team at this year’s World Cup, Chile will be facing some huge challenges.The Chileans reached the round of 16 at the last World Cup, and world-class players like Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez should make them better this time. But Chile was drawn into a tough Group B with defending champion Spain and 2010 runner-up Netherlands, making advancement more difficult.But, the national team has been in good form recently at the helm of coach Jorge Sampaoli. Chile lost only two of 15 games last year, and drew with Spain and beat England in friendly matches.Here are five players to watch:ARTURO VIDALArturo Vidal has become a mainstay in the lineup of Italian champion Juventus, helping the team win the Serie A title the past two seasons.Vidal has undergone an impressive transformation from being a stopper to making himself into a versatile player who recovers lost balls, sets up assists and often scores goals.ALEXIS SANCHEZThe attacking skills of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez makes him Chile’s most lethal offensive weapon.”The Wonder Boy” scored eight times with the national squad, including a double against England at Wembley Stadium.Sanchez is also enjoying his best season in the Spanish league since joining Barcelona in 2011.GARY MEDELGary Medel is a fierce defensive midfielder who helps make up for a Chile defense that is seen as its weakest link.advertisementKnown by many as “The Pitbull,” Medel is famous for his tenacious attitude going into every challenge, and formidable skills recovering balls. He is also known for a hot temper, which he will need to control in Brazil.MARCELO DIAZMarcelo Diaz, a midfielder who plays for Swiss club FC Basel, often goes unnoticed. But not to Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli, who considers him one of his most trustworthy players.Known as “The South American Xavi,” Diaz helps organize Chile’s tactical game by using his accurate passes and great ball control.JORGE VALDIVIAJorge Valdivia has overcome discipline issues, which kept him out of the national squad under Sampaoli’s predecessor, to orchestrate Chile’s attack.The midfielder, who plays for Brazilian club Palmeiras, is known for his vision and passing skills.Sampaoli has warned that Valdivia, who is recovering from injuries and struggles to play 90 minutes, needs to be in top physical shape if he wants to play at the World Cup.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgAurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 26 cents, or 3.64 per cent, to $6.88 on 12.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up nine cents, or 4.81 per cent to $1.96 on 10.4 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Gold. Up 35 cents, or 9.07 per cent, to $4.21 on 8.7 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 55 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to $41.89, on 8.6 million shares.Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:PG). Gold. Up 15 cents, or 10 per cent, to $1.64 on 8.5 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down 22 cents, or 3.03 per cent, to $7.04 on 7.6 million shares. The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,141.77, down 122.29 points).center_img Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Up 29 cents or 2.9 per cent to $10.22. Blackberry’s stock rose Thursday after the company’s third-quarter revenue and profit beat analyst estimates, with growth coming from its software and services business. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based technology company earned US$59 million in net income for the quarter ended Nov. 30, up from a loss of US$275 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled US$226 million, which was even with last year’s third quarter and up from US$210 million in the second quarter this year.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS). Down 72 cents to $69.22. Scotiabank has signed a deal to sell its pension and related insurance businesses in the Dominican Republic. The Canadian bank says it will sell Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros to Grupo Rizek. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available, but Scotiabank says the transaction is not financially material to the bank.last_img read more

Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation

first_imgWASHINGTON — Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries.The legislation has little chance of becoming law under a divided government, but it could put Republicans on the defensive by echoing themes and ideas that President Donald Trump has embraced at one time or another. The common denominator: Americans shouldn’t have to pay more for critical medications than consumers pay in other economically advanced countries.The Trump administration has put forward its own plan for reducing drug prices.Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland plan to introduce the three bills on Thursday, according to the senator’s office. Cummings chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, which is planning to take a major role on drug pricing issues.A new idea in the package would open up generic competition to patent-protected U.S. brand-name drugs that are deemed “excessively priced.” A second bill would allow Medicare to directly negotiate with drugmakers. The third bill would allow consumers to import lower-priced medications from Canada.“If the pharmaceutical industry will not end its greed … then we will end it for them,” Sanders said in a statement.The federal Health and Human Services Department would get a major new mission regulating drug prices.As a presidential candidate, Trump initially called for Medicare to negotiate drug prices and favoured allowing Americans to import lower-priced medications from abroad, something that many consumers already do even if it is not legal.But those ideas are political nonstarters for most Republicans, who favour a free-market approach to the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and prize its capacity for innovation.As president, Trump has unveiled a complex plan to lower drug costs, relying on dozens of regulatory actions. A key goal is to eliminate incentives for major actors like drugmakers, pharmacy managers and insurers to stifle competition at the expense of consumers. Independent experts say the administration’s proposals would have an impact but they don’t limit the ability of drug companies to set high prices.Time and again, Trump has complained that other countries where governments set drug prices are taking advantage of Americans. Indeed, one of his ideas would shift Medicare payments for drugs administered in doctors’ offices to a level based on international prices.“We are taking aim at the global freeloading that forces American consumers to subsidize lower prices in foreign countries through higher prices in our country,” the president said in unveiling that proposal shortly before last year’s congressional elections.Sanders and Cummings would go far beyond Trump’s proposals. Their legislation would essentially apply to any U.S. patent-protected brand-name drug, whether or not government programs are bearing its costs. By comparison, Trump’s international pricing proposal would not apply to retail pharmacy drugs purchased by Medicare beneficiaries or to medications for privately insured people.Under the lawmakers’ plan, drugs deemed “excessively priced” by HHS could face generic competition. A medication’s cost would be deemed “excessive” if its price in the U.S. is higher than the median, or midpoint, price in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan.If the manufacturer is unwilling to cut its U.S. price, then the government could allow generic manufacturers to make a more affordable version of the medication. Generic companies taking on the task would have to pay “reasonable” royalties to the company holding the patent.The pharmaceutical industry is already adamantly opposed to Trump’s international pricing idea and is likely to fight the lawmakers’ proposal even harder.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Geoscience BC report says Northeast BC has potential for more light oil

first_img“This project has the potential to bring investment in light oil development to northeastern BC,” said project lead Brad Hayes. “This has significantly lower environmental impact than the heavier oils associated with Alberta’s oil sands, and could also help to diversify British Columbia’s economy.”Of the 27 locations, eight were rejected as unsuitable and 19 were deemed suitable for analysis. Those 19 suitable locations were then graded from A to C: – 2 – the Halfway and Chinkeh Formations – were graded ‘A’ – 1 was graded ‘A/B’; – 6 were graded ‘B’; and – 10 were graded ‘C’.“Light oil is significantly more valuable than the heavier oils. Making this new data publicly available helps the energy sector to focus exploration activity and responsible development,” said Geoscience BC Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas. “It also makes independent data about the potential for unconventional oil development in the region available to communities, First Nations and government.”Geoscience BC said the identification of new oil plays in Northeast B.C.’s portion of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin falls under its energy focus area and contributes to the organization’s objective to identify new natural resource opportunities.The full report can be read here: http://cdn.geosciencebc.com/project_data/GBCReport2018-20/GBCR2018-20_Resource_Oil_Report.pdf FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new report published by Geoscience BC today has graded the potential for high-value light and medium oil at 27 locations in northeastern B.C.Geoscience BC said that while the area is well-known for its natural gas reserves, little research has been done to identify the potential for accessing lighter oil in the region since the widespread adoption of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.Titled ‘Identification of New Resource Oil Plays in Northeast British Columbia’s Portion of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin,’ Geoscience BC said the project seeks to address that knowledge gap.last_img read more