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    Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/bu...5oil.html?_r=1

    Some producing countries are trying to force that rise by using the tankers to withhold oil from the market, while traders are trying to profit by buying cheap oil now to store and sell at a higher price later. Oil storage has become so popular that onshore tank capacity is becoming scarce.


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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    I just don't feel sorry for these guys at all...



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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    good old supply and demand.
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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    Looks like now would be the perfect time to launch the filthy whore, any crew volunteers? Let's go pirating!


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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    if you think is something new, stroll on down to Houston harbor
    and check out the shiploads of urea. The Ag chemical supply foks
    in the US are hoping to keep the price propped up long enough
    this spring so they can sell off their their prebought nitrogen before
    the news gets out to Farmer J.Q. Public that the market has really
    fallen flat.

    It's selling for 300 or so a T on the boat and I know a guy that's
    selling it (albeit at 5000 acre increments hehe) for 450 in the midwest.

    They can talk about demand all they want but when farmers
    figure out that there's a supply they'll be singing a different
    tune from the 650+ a ton they're singing now.

    m.



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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    Looks like now would be the perfect time to launch the filthy whore, any crew volunteers? Let's go pirating!

    Im in. Will there be filthy whores too?



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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    Quote Originally Posted by moo-u View Post
    if you think is something new, stroll on down to Houston harbor
    and check out the shiploads of urea. The Ag chemical supply foks
    in the US are hoping to keep the price propped up long enough
    this spring so they can sell off their their prebought nitrogen before
    the news gets out to Farmer J.Q. Public that the market has really
    fallen flat.

    It's selling for 300 or so a T on the boat and I know a guy that's
    selling it (albeit at 5000 acre increments hehe) for 450 in the midwest.

    They can talk about demand all they want but when farmers
    figure out that there's a supply they'll be singing a different
    tune from the 650+ a ton they're singing now.

    m.
    Fertilizer retailers that work with customers of mine are now using scare tactics to get farmers to book and prepay this high priced crap. I tell them to wait till the price falls out of bed before spring to buy. I was upper management for coops who bought product right, the price went up in the spring, and we decided to take advantage of it and pocket the profits. Now the shoe's on the other foot and they booked and the highs and it's not my problem so the reverse should happen as well. It'll come to a head soon......just watch.



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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Fertilizer retailers that work with customers of mine are now using scare tactics to get farmers to book and prepay this high priced crap. I tell them to wait till the price falls out of bed before spring to buy. I was upper management for coops who bought product right, the price went up in the spring, and we decided to take advantage of it and pocket the profits. Now the shoe's on the other foot and they booked and the highs and it's not my problem so the reverse should happen as well. It'll come to a head soon......just watch.
    They will get a bailout like the ethanol industry wants... just wait and see.


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    Re: Oil Tankers Parked at Sea Waiting for Oil to Rise in Price

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    They will get a bailout like the ethanol industry wants... just wait and see.
    again, in this situation Farmer JQ Public takes it in the shorts.

    When the Ethanol folks take a hit, the poor schmuck that signed
    contracts to sell grain is the one that'll probly have to settle for
    half of what was agreed on.

    I've always been leery of marketing too far ahead. Does anyone
    here have grain sold to Vera Sun? What's going on with them?

    What's sad for small towns, is that regardless of how "townies"
    like to complain about farmers driving new pickups,
    (I say that with all the love in my heart for my inlaws (:+))
    Main Street US has been waiting for a LONG time for farmers to
    start making -good- money again, and now that trend is looking
    to be pretty short lived.

    Another thing that'll be interesting is to see what happens to land
    values because of all this. -Many- landlords are folks that live in
    town. What're they going to do (if) the reality of cheap grain
    smacks them in the face and their 275-300+ $$ rent they figured on
    gets puked up by farmers that can't afford it?

    My dad always said the farm economy always feels a recession
    last and always digs out of it last. Sheesh I hope this time he's
    wrong.

    peace.

    moo.



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