Archive for February, 2012

SNU March Newsletter

SNU Folks,

The March Newsletter has been posted. Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there.

Topics in the February newsletter — Notes from the Prez -|- First Rally of 2012 -|- Welcome to the Rabold’s -|- A Labor of Love -|- Region 12 Newsletter -|- The Art of Backing Up -|- Wally Byam in Baker City

Rally in Mason Valley — The first SNU rally of 2012 is Thursday March 22 to Sunday 25, 2012 at Mason Valley Wildlife Area. The rally site is off of Miller Lane on the North side of Yerington. From Silver Springs follow Hwy 95 South to Miller Lane. Turn East on Miller Lane and continue to Lux Lane. Follow Lux Lane (a good gravel road) about a half mile past the fish hatchery to the campground. MVWA is a great birding area and there are plenty of places for hiking. It’s also a great place to sit and enjoy panoramic views.

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Understanding the price of gasoline

Already the headlines are working on fears of $5/gallon gasoline this summer. You may have also seen stories about the North Dakota oil boom or the political fracas about an oil pipeline. It’s all about what kind of oil is where. Casey Research has a nice story to help explain things: It’s All about Differentials.

We’re talking about oil price differentials, which means the different prices paid for crude oil in different parts of the world. People often talk about “the price of oil” as though there is just one price, when really there are dozens of crude blends that each has a different valuation. Sure, some blends are much more prevalent and therefore important than others.

If you want to skip right to the bottom line, it is this: location matters. Bakken producers are getting hammered on pricing because they struggle to get their oil to the nearest refinery and storage hub – in Cushing, Oklahoma. Then, in a cruel feedback cycle, once the oil reaches Cushing it actually pushes its own value down by adding to a supply glut – there isn’t enough refinery capacity in Cushing to process rising output from the Bakken and the Canadian oil sands, and there are only a few small pipes available to ease the glut by moving oil from Cushing to the big, sophisticated refineries on the Gulf Coast.

The right kind of oil has to get to the right kind of refinery to distil to the right kind of gasoline (or diesel) you need to get your rig on down the road. The price you pay at the pump reflects all of this and much more.

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SNU February Newsletter

SNU Folks.

The February Newsletter has been posted — Links to photo galleries and additional information mentioned in articles in this newsletter can also be found there, too.

Topics in the February newsletter

January lunch review -|- Notes from Judy -|- Prez Notes -|- Rally Planning -|- Thanks to Dave -|- LED lights -|- February lunch in Gardnerville

Lunch Gardnerville

The SNU lunch will be at the Overland Basque Restaurant in Gardnerville on Saturday February 25, 2012. The Overland is just North of J.T.s and on the other side of US 395 (1451 N. Main St.) The lunch will be at 11:30am. Please contact the SNU to let us know if you plan to attend. Email:hq (at) SierraNevadaairstreams.org or call 775 972 5011

SNU 2012 Rally Schedule

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