Why are gas prices going back up?

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  1. pilot87

    pilot87 Well-Known Member

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    "Big" anything can be sinister...... Carefull around "Big wigs" especially......
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Everything runs in cycles and the oil industry is not excluded. And now there's an oil workers' strike in the US. BP will make out well on this and they are probably intentionally taking advantage of the current situation. Oil prices are low, supplies are high and a disruption in the flow will fix both of those problems. Striking workers earn no wages, no unemployment and no health insurance.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-oil...s-212941410.html;_ylt=A0LEVjXsjNdUozAAo_0PxQt.
     
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    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    It will only take that much longer for crude to be processed and make it back out onto market, backlogging the surplus of crude that much further.
     
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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good point. Do you think it will result in a short term spike followed by another dip?
     
  5. WildHeart

    WildHeart Well-Known Member

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    If we stack out so many rigs, lay off workers, it takes time to get a crew together, not to mention capital..then the drilling, fracing, the infastructure to get crude to refineries ect.ect.ect.. if they don't predict the rise and get back at it, these short lived wells will go dry by the time market perks back up. Not that they don't have high paid men in such positions to make that call, but that's why the nature of this industry is feast or famine.
     

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