MIT engineers model pavements’ potential for $15 billion in fuel savings

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge A new MIT study shows that using stiffer road pavements could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent—a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at current prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in carbon dioxide emissions of…

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Cement Totals – February 2012

Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va. Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were 4.7 million mt in February 2012, according to the USGS. This was almost 29 perfect higher compared with shipments for February 2011. Shipments for the year through February were 9.3 million mt, up about 26 percent for the same…

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