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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.

U.S. crude supplies fall says API data, suggesting market rebalancing

U.S. crude supplies fall says API data, suggesting market rebalancing

Published: Aug 8, 2017 4:50 p.m. ET


The American Petroleum Institute reported Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories declined while gasoline inventories increased for the week ended Aug. 4. API data showed that crude inventories declined 7.8 million barrels, while gasoline inventories increased 1.5 million barrels, according to sources. "Another big draw on crude suggests that market rebalancing [is] well underway," said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group, in emailed comments. Supply data from the Energy Information Administration is scheduled for release Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate futures CLU7, -0.43% slid 22 cents, or 0.5% to settle at $49.17 a barrel. Following the API report, crude traded at $49.07 a barrel.