Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Refining Capacity

Well, whaddya know?

Following up on a remark made yesterday on the Limbaugh show, we looked it up:

"We also implement projects that enhance refinery capacity and yield. ...we have effectively added a new-industry-average -sized refinery to our portfolio every three years..." (Exxon-Mobil 2005 Annual Report, P. 29)

We could still use a new refinery or five, but that ain't bad in the meantime.

2 comments:

M.Z. Forrest said...

With oil, how much of rise do you account for as an inflationary hedge and how much do you attribute to supply/demand issues? I'm thinking close to 90% of it is an inflation hedge.

Dad29 said...

I agree with you that oil's price in USD has a good deal to do with the erosion of the USD's value.

90% is a good guess, but any number over 50% is likely valid.