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RockCity

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:05:16 PM

U.S. natural-gas drillers take note: Some of your best customers are hoping you can raise prices.

The U.S. chemical industry is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the North American shale boom. The price of natural gas has plummeted as hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling and other innovations have unlocked vast amounts of natural gas from previously unproductive shale formations.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 1:57:14 AM


Just one?
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endymion
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:39:32 PM

If prices fall, the profit margins fall too.
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:51:41 PM

Speculators still deciding
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dudleydog
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 8:54:40 AM

the picture in the article reminds me that I'm always bugged that the fuel burned off is simply wasted and there really must be some way to make use of it... make steam to make heat/electricity or something
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 8:47:59 AM

yea all of them are commodity speculators
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:40:55 AM

right
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dwbuddy
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:32:14 AM

sure..someone has to want it to go up...make money on it
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 5:27:16 AM

They would.
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2b0b
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:51:18 AM

It is a study in philosophy.

LyondellBassell is a Dutch company which would choose sustainability over profits knowing that without the former the latter is a fleeting thing.

Dow is an American company with an eye only for next quarters profit and no long term outlook.
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:46:27 AM

money in; money out
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comprof
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:07:47 AM

Glad to see some American companies making money.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:56:43 AM

Say it ain't so --
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1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:42:34 AM

'COMPETITION'
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:36:57 AM

Greed.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:34:50 AM

It's all business.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:30:35 AM

We love the lower prices but remember that it cost money for research and development which in the end lowers cost by finding new fuel deposits and proper us of the fuels that they do find.

This is done with profit. Their must be a balance between fair profit and servicing the customer. I don't mind bit oil making a profit. I just don't ant to be raped in the process or have to sell my first born to fill up my gas tank.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:30:30 AM

price fixing
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:30:20 AM

crooks
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:28:23 AM

FOCUSING PROFIT
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:11:55 AM

Sure hope they don't get there wish.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:03:03 AM

What's new??
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VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:20:26 PM

Money money and greed
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:24:04 PM

Electric utilities love the Cheaper values...

Big electric profits despite trying to be "Green"... by using NG turbines...
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Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:21:30 PM

Bet it's not just one.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:16:30 PM

Lets keep our NG here and keep the price lower.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:05:33 PM

Every one to his opinion, but I think he is in the minority
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:16:47 PM

what next
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