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March 26, 1989 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like fat metal soldiers, they stand in tidy rows on a long-abandoned loading dock in Bridesburg. For months, the bright yellow barrels have been silent lords of a scruffy industrial lot near the Delaware River. There are hundreds of them, all shielded from mischief by an eight-foot chain-link fence bearing three shiny strands of barbed wire. To the west sits a green mobile home, where a solitary guard posts a 24- hour vigil. When not making rounds, the guard inhabits a room of spare furnishing, fending off boredom with a portable black-and-white TV. Years ago, before fire reduced it to ruins, this lot was home to a small trucking terminal.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2012 | By Mark Shenk
Oil tumbled below $90 a barrel in New York Wednesday, erasing gains through 2011, as U.S. supplies increased to a 22-year high and European leaders met to discuss the euro region's debt crisis. Futures fell 2.1 percent after the Energy Department said stockpiles rose 883,000 barrels to 382.5 million barrels last week. The European Union summit is the 18th since Greece was shaken by debt and the first since an anti-austerity campaign carried Francois Hollande to France's presidency.
NEWS
December 8, 1990 | By Anthony S. Twyman, Daily News Staff Writer
Mayor Goode has extinguished an attempt to once again allow Italian Market merchants to burn wood in barrels to keep warm, but City Councilman James Tayoun has vowed that he won't let the decades-old practice go up in smoke. Two weeks ago Council approved a Tayoun-sponsored ordinance to allow fire- barrels to continue burning on Ninth Street between Wharton and Christian, from Oct. 1 to April 30. The city banned the practice last December. Since then many merchants have disregarded the ban. Goode vetoed Tayoun's ordinance Thursday, saying the barrels pose a fire and pollution hazard and violated state and federal fire codes.
NEWS
June 13, 1987 | By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this article.)
Thousands of barrels of radium-contaminated dirt will remain in North Jersey until a three-judge panel decides which court has jurisdiction over a controversial plan to move the barrels to a wildlife preserve in Ocean County. That decision could come as early as Monday, when a three-judge appellate panel begins its review of the case. Appellate Judge Melvin P. Antell's decision yesterday to call for a full review was in response to a request by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Crude-oil futures were higher in trading yesterday after Department of Energy figures confirmed a steep decline in U.S. supplies due to a drop-off in imports. Inventory levels are at their lowest since January, when prices for crude oil were significantly higher, said Tim Evans, an energy analyst with IFR Pegasus. Prices topped out at $34 a barrel in March, a nine-year high. September crude climbed 47 cents to $28.26 a barrel yesterday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. After the close of regular trading Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute reported that U.S. crude oil supplies had plummeted by 9 million barrels, to 284 million barrels, from the previous week.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
OPEC agreed yesterday to boost oil production for the first time in more than a year, concerned that near-record prices might damage a world economy already suffering from weakness in the U.S. housing industry. Saudi Arabia, the largest member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, led the group to add 500,000 barrels a day to its current production level, starting Nov. 1. The new target will be 27.2 million barrels a day, Kuwait's acting oil minister, Mohammed Abdullah al-Aleem, said in an interview.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
ROB ZARKO'S two-story brick home, on a lazy shaded road in suburban Wallingford, Delaware County, looks much like every other home in the neighborhood. Well-tended lawn, check. Couple of bikes in the grass, check. Portable basketball hoop in the driveway, check. Thirty-gallon mash tun in the garage. Uh, check? Welcome to Ship Bottom Brewing, the area's newest and tiniest new brewery. If you blink, you'll miss it. Fully licensed and operational, Ship Bottom is brewing up minuscule batches of two barrels each, or enough to fill just over 100 sixpacks - if it had a bottling line.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Friday's editorial gave the wrong statistic for Alaska's oil exports in 1999. It was 28 million barrels.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, is quietly increasing production to make up for the boycott of crude oil from Iraq and occupied Kuwait, according to U.S. oil analysts. Analysts said Saudi output rose 250,000 to 400,000 barrels per day after U.S. forces landed last week and that within a month it could total up to 2 million barrels a day more than before the invasion on Aug. 2. Saudi output in July averaged 5.45 million barrels daily. The Saudis "are increasing output, albeit slowly," said Foster Mellen, of Energy Security Analysis Inc., of Washington.
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June 6, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
I don't water lawns. I consider it a waste of a precious resource, and years of experience have taught me that the grass will come back after a dry or hot spell. I do water our gardens, though, and I've just hooked up a diverter to one of the garage downspouts that is convenient to our raised beds, for both watering by hand and setting up a drip-irrigation system. I attached two rain barrels to the diverter, and they filled up in a few hours on one of May's many rainy days. The diverter I chose closes automatically when the barrels are filled, and whatever rain falls from then on is directed into the splash block and away from the garage's foundation.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2016 | By Grant Smith and Robert Tuttle, BLOOMBERG
Brent crude traded near a 12-year low in London, briefly dipping below $28 a barrel, as the lifting of international sanctions on Iran paves the way for increased supply amid a global glut. Futures fell 1.3 percent after earlier dropping as much as 4.4 percent in London to the lowest since November 2003. Iran is beginning efforts to boost output and exports by 500,000 barrels a day now that restrictions have ended, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy oil minister for commerce and international affairs, said Sunday.
NEWS
November 27, 2015
Black Friday isn't just about holiday shopping anymore. It's now the darkest day on the annual beer calendar, when bars flush the light lagers from their spigots and make room for luscious porters, stouts and other black brews. Here are some of the local highlights. Special brews Founders KBS: Though this heavy-duty "breakfast" stout (11.2 percent alcohol) normally shows up in the spring, savvy bar managers often keep a keg around for Black Friday. The added aging only enhances its vanilla and coffee flavors.
NEWS
July 10, 2015
BUZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw something weird at the state store yesterday - brown gin! What's that about? Marnie: I'd bet that was a barrel-aged gin, Buzz. Buzz: Why would someone put gin in a barrel? Beer, bourbon, wine, sure. But gin? You put gin in a tonic. Marnie: Well, gin and tonic is certainly refreshing, especially at this time of year. But, gin is far more versatile than most people realize. Buzz: Really? Marnie: Nowadays we think of vodka as the ultimate base for mixed drinks, but 100 years ago gin was king of the cocktail kingdom.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
DOVER, Del. - The battle for country music's soul is being waged on side-by-side stages this weekend at the inaugural Big Barrel festival at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway. On Friday night on the main stage - the same stage where Paul McCartney and Snoop Dogg played last weekend at the Firefly fest - Blake Shelton, star judge of the music reality show The Voice , headlined. His set took turns pleasing genders in the multigenerational crowd. Shelton took the stage to a recording of "Something Bad," a duet between wife Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, who are scheduled to top the Big Barrel bill Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
NEWS
December 9, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The problem is not having too much of a good thing. It's knowing what to do with it. Cranberry growers have had abundant harvests over the last few years, flooding the market with fruit now finding its way into new products and markets. Nationally, they produced 8.5 million 100-pound barrels of cranberries this year, compared to 6.8 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the big Ocean Spray agricultural cooperative in New Jersey and other states as well as Canada and Chile turned out 7 million barrels, a steep rise over the 4.9 million in 2010.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. says it has recovered 2,550 barrels of crude oil that spilled into a Louisiana bayou last week from its Mid-Valley Pipeline. The pipeline remains out of service indefinitely until repairs can be done. The Philadelphia company estimated last week that as much as 4,000 barrels - 168,000 gallons - spilled from a break in the underground pipeline. The Mid-Valley system, which transports crude oil from Texas to Midwestern refineries, terminates near Detroit.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
BREAKFAST at the Comcast tower in Center City. Lunch at Pat's King of Steaks in South Philly. Dinners and drinks at some of the city's swankiest joints. That's the flavor of Philly that 18 members of the Democratic National Convention's 2016 site-selection committee can expect to taste Wednesday and Thursday when they come calling, right after spending two days touring Brooklyn, N.Y., to see how that borough fails to measure up to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Never mind that the sky looked dark and threatening. Two dozen pickleball players still showed up on a recent Wednesday evening to play on the outside tennis courts at Chestnut Hill's historic Water Tower Recreation Center. Holding her paddle, Cindy Haughey, 63, stood waiting her turn near the blue court lines, as two mixed doubles teams rallied perforated balls. "I play tennis, but I like this more. It's a lot of fun," said Haughey of Chestnut Hill, who comes twice a week to play pickleball, a hybrid of racket and paddle sports.
NEWS
June 1, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia will fight to keep the 76ers practice facility on its side of the Delaware River. After reports that the team was near a deal with Camden to build a practice facility and team headquarters on the waterfront, Mayor Nutter contacted The Inquirer with an adamant message Friday afternoon: the facility belongs in Philadelphia. "This is the best sports town in the U.S.A., the fourth-largest media market in the country, this is the Philadelphia 76ers we're talking about - Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson," Nutter said.
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