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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

API data show an unexpected decline in U.S. crude supplies: sources

API data show an unexpected decline in U.S. crude supplies: sources

Published: Mar 14, 2017 4:52 p.m. ET


The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported a decline of 531,000 barrels in U.S. crude supplies for the week ended March 10, according to sources. That contradicted expectations for an increase of 3.5 million barrels forecast by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. The API data also showed a fall of 3.9 million barrels in gasoline supplies and a drop of 4.1 million barrels in distillates, sources said. Supply data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday morning. April crude CLJ7, +1.63% was at $48.45 a barrel in electronic trading, up from the contract’s settlement of $47.72 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.