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Old 02-26-2008, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ether View Post
That would actually be counter to the theory of supply and demand wouldn't it? If a product is in little demand then the price would trend lower in order to induce more demand and vice versa.
Other way around. High volume items are cheaper to produce. They don't want to induce more Diesel demand. The refineries are set up to produce mostly gasoline, it would cost them money to shift production focus to something else.

Originally Posted by aklim View Post
Why should they care? What you don't buy, they can sell. It's not like we are the only buyer. Load it onto a ship and they can sell it to most anywhere. You can always use fuel in the world.
Because that would mean less cheap gas available over here. Diesel can be cracked down into more gasoline.
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