Fuel

Drop In Pil Prices Affects Jobs In South Dakota

22 hours ago
NPR

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 805 Hour 1

The recent drop in oil prices could soon, if not already, affect jobs here in South Dakota as this drop has a major impact on Bakken oil extraction. Dan Soeder is the director of the Energy Resources Initiative at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He joins us today to discuss how the pandemic is going to change the fossil fuel industry.

Ethanol Struggles

Apr 21, 2020
NPR

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 800 Hour 1

The demand for gasoline has plummeted since people around the world have been forced into isolation to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. That drop has a ripple effect fare beyond the price at the pump. Doug Berven is vice president of corporate affairs at POET. 

 

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In The Moment ... June 12, 2018 Show 356 Hour 1

Is there a pathway for expansion of ethanol markets or are fuel economy regulations in the way? Are those regulations effective for other reasons? To help us understand current EPA rules and to discuss the Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, we're joined by Doug Sombke, President of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

University of South Dakota

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is a monthly contributor to SDPB Radio's Innovation. Koodali is a chemistry professor at the University of South Dakota and Dean of the USD Graduate School. "Dr. K" is also the public relations chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He joins today's program to talk about efficient and selective degradation of polyethylenes into liquid fuels and waxes under mild conditions - or, in simple terms, turning plastic bottles into fuel.

Dakota Midday: Summer Travel

May 21, 2015

With the summer travel season in clear sight, Wanda Goodman, Deputy Secretary with the South Dakota Department of Tourism, said last year's state tourism records are likely to be broken.  She shared last year's figures and visited about popular tourist attractions.

Meanwhile, Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com said fuel prices should remain steady in the mid-$2 range throughout the season.

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Advocates for renewable energy say the industry brings economic benefits to the Dakotas. A new report from a coalition supporting renewable fuels shows the industry is responsible for jobs, wages and output in the billions of dollars.

Innovation: Research On Oilseeds As New Cash Crop

Apr 10, 2015
South Dakota State University

SDSU Research Professor Dr. William Gibbons  says oil seeds are a new major crop that can be grown in South Dakota.  The seeds can be pressed and used as biofuel in diesel engines and even in jet airplanes.  Current research shows the crop can work well in rotation with wheat and can benefit the environment.

Gibbons specializes in industrial microbiology at South Dakota State University.  He also serves as the Director of the South Dakota Oilseed Initiative.  The group of scientists study the possible use of oil seeds as a fuel source and possible crop for this region.

Dropping Fuel Prices

Oct 29, 2013

Average retail gasoline prices in South Dakota have fallen 10.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.25 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 gas outlets in the state.  The national average fell by 5.9 cents to an average of $3.30.  Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com, explained that last week saw new downward momentum in crude prices for the first time since early July.