Will Oil Prices Rise Again?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gal Luft, an advisor to Fuel Freedom’s board, doesn’t know if or when oil prices might start rising again. For all the predictions out there lately, few experts can say for certain what the market will do in 2015.

“I started working on this when oil was $20 a barrel,” he says, referring to an era roughly between the mid-1980s and late ’90s when oil was at that threshold or even below it.

“I don’t think that we should aim to bring the price of oil to any specific place, because sometimes the price will be high, and sometimes the price will be low,” he adds. “That’s what commodities do: They fluctuate. It’s true for oil, it’s true for cocoa, it’s true for soybeans.

“And I think the question is not, ‘How high is oil or how low it is.’ The question is, ‘Why is oil the only commodity in the transportation sector?’ … The issue should not be to look for a sweet spot for oil or a certain target price for it, but to talk about the lack of competition and the lack of choices and the need to diversify our sources of supply in the currently monopolized market.”

The above is an excerpt from an article on Fuel Freedom Foundation's web site. Read the rest: Oil's Monopoly More Important Than Prices

2 comments:

Anonymous,  December 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM  

Stiff competition is what's driving down prices. Saudi cuts production or raises costs, and they'll lose market share.

Anonymous,  December 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM  

Obama did all he could to stop oil production in USA but private industry won out and made it happen. We need free and open markets.

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