There’s still time to nominate your bakery hero for the Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry at the 2020 Baking Industry Awards!The accolade offers British Baker readers the chance to recognise an outstanding individual – someone who has made, or is still making, a special contribution to the sector.This year has seen the baking industry, alongside many others, presented with a host of challenges. Yet, many have survived and even thrived under the circumstances, with some going beyond the call of duty to ensure staff, local communities and others in the sector are supported.“These individuals are the unsung heroes of the baking industry,” says British Baker editor Amy North. “We need your help to bring these uplifting stories to light.“We want you to nominate someone that has gone above and beyond the boundaries of their paid salary or ownership. This could be someone who has voluntarily helped, encouraged or supported others within the industry, and sometimes outside it, not only this year but throughout their career.”The Baking Industry Awards 2020 will be a virtual celebration, taking place on Wednesday 20 January at 18:30, so online attendees will be able to tune in from wherever they choose.To nominate someone for Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry, click this link. Entries must be completed by Friday 20 November.Previous winners include Paul Heygate, of Heygates Mills and Fine Lady Bakeries, Alan Jones from Village Bakery and Dawn Gemmell, former assistant dean at the College of Food (Bakery) at University College Birmingham.
Fed survey finds most oil and gas executives think U.S. oil production has peaked FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Nearly two-thirds of U.S. energy company executives polled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas believe U.S. crude oil production has peaked, according to a survey released on Wednesday.The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked global oil demand and prices, prompting deep cuts in drilling this year by shale oil producers. The United States last [year] pumped 12.2 million barrels per day, taking top spot in global crude oil output.Survey results said 66% of 154 oil and gas firm executives contacted by the Dallas Fed this month believe U.S. crude oil production has peaked. The survey includes executives from Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.Global demand destruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home policies and the continued growth of electric vehicles has energy companies looking to a prolonged downturn in crude oil and fuel consumption.Earlier this year, BP Plc said the pandemic would reduce demand by 3 million barrels per day (bpd) through 2025 and forecast a peak in demand between 2019 and 2050, according to the company’s energy outlook.Executives surveyed, on average, expect the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to be $43.27 a barrel by the end of 2020. On Wednesday, WTI was up 36 cents at $40.16 a barrel.[Erwin Seba]More: Energy executives say U.S. oil production has peaked: Dallas Fed survey