While there’s room for improvement, we’re not disappointed in DeWalt’s cutting speeds compared to other models

While there’s room for improvement, we’re not disappointed in DeWalt’s cutting speeds compared to other models in the same power class. It can use an upgrade in vibration control and you’ll want to consider whether the shoe design blocks your sightline too much. It’s a popular reciprocating saw that will get the job done, but there are a couple of less expensive models you might also want to consider. Corded tools age more gracefully than cordless models and the DeWalt DWE305 12-amp reciprocating saw is one of the top-10 sellers on Amazon currently. It’s one of the only models to include a 4-position blade lock system and it sports a unique shoe design. We tested it head-to-head against other reciprocating saws in the same power range to see how its performance compares. While there’s room for improvement, we’re not disappointed in DeWalt’s cutting speeds compared to other models in the same power class. It can use an upgrade in vibration control and you’ll want to consider whether the shoe design blocks your sightline too much. It’s a popular reciprocating saw that will get the job done, but there are a couple of less expensive models you might als...

Magic of Shale: EXPORTS!! Crude Exporters Navigate Gulf Coast Terminal Constraints – Oil (General)

U.S. crude exports out of the Gulf Coast averaged more than 2.4 MMb/d in the first four months of 2019 — using infrastructure that is increasingly constrained by a lack of deepwater ports. U.S. crude is reaching destinations worldwide, with large volumes traveling long distances to Asia on gargantuan 2-MMbbl vessels — Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) — loaded offshore by ship-to-ship transfer. Shipments to Europe are primarily on smaller Suezmax and Aframax vessels. Overall, the increased marine activity is testing the limits of existing infrastructure. the past 16 months of crude export vessel movements and their impacts on Gulf Coast ports. the development of U.S. crude exports since the ban on most overseas shipments was lifted in December 2015. Exports from the Gulf Coast are growing and expected to increase further as new pipelines from the Permian and Eagle Ford come online over the next two and a half. In the less than four years since wide-open exporting began, the rapidly developing export market has overcome a number of challenges, like poor price transparency and the lack of deepwater terminals to load exports Actual shipments still require considerable logistical ju...