Cattle survey set to beginThe U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a nationwide cattle inventory during the first two weeks of July. Nearly 10,000 cattle operations across the country will be contacted, and the data will provide an estimate of the state of U.S. cattle production. The National Agricultural Statistics Service will publish the results in a biannual report, scheduled to be released July 24.
Ignacio plant back in serviceTULSA — Williams Partners LP’s Ignacio natural gas processing plant has been repaired and returned to service on Friday after being shut down due to a pipeline rupture June 3. The partnership does not expect that the incident will affect expected distributions or have a material impact on its financial position. The Ignacio plant is part of Williams Four Corners LLC, which is owned by Williams Partners. Williams operates the facility near Durango, Colo.
Catoosa port sees declineTULSA — Barge shipping at Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa was down 50 percent in May due to the economic recession. Officials say excessive river flows along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation contributed to the decrease. The river system handled half a million tons of freight during the month of May, and roughly one-forth traveled through Oklahoma. Of the Oklahoma portion, 61 percent was shipped through the Port of Catoosa. From staff reports