O misterioso desaparecimento dos especuladores

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O preço do petróleo de “Brent” cotado em Londres continuava hoje de manhã a sua marcha descendente das últimas semanas e baixava quase dois dólares (1,27 euros), para 127,62 dólares (81 euros) o barril, acompanhando a evolução da procura mundial.

10 pensamentos sobre “O misterioso desaparecimento dos especuladores

  1. «mas baixou o preço dos combustíveis ou não?»

    O preço dos combustíveis não depende só do preço do crude. E atenção que disse “preço” e não “custo de produção”. Esse epende essencialmente do preço do crude.

  2. “E atenção que disse “preço” e não “custo de produção”.

    Há quem ainda não tenha ultrapassado a teoria do valor do trabalho

  3. Lucklucky

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080717.wreynolds0718/EmailBNStory/energy/home

    Der Spiegel, the German newsmagazine, explained earlier this month why the Persian Gulf states are switching to coal. “[They] may be sitting atop massive oil reserves,” the magazine said. “But with prices for crude skyrocketing, it makes more sense to sell it than to use it. Instead, the Gulf states are turning to coal for their own energy needs – to the detriment of the climate.” And these states are not alone. “Demand for coal plants,” the magazine says, “is growing rapidly across the globe.”

    Abu Dhabi (largest of the seven UAE emirates) has announced that it will switch to coal-fired power plants. Dubai (the second largest) is already building four of them – with a combined output of 4,000 megawatts – as a first-phase investment in coal. Apart from the United Arab Emirates, Oman (widely regarded as “the next Dubai”) has signed a contract with South Korea for the construction of several coal-fired plants. Beyond the Gulf, Egypt proposes to build its first coal-fired plant on the shores of the Red Sea. Russia has announced plans to build more than 30 coal-fired plants by 2011.

    As almost everyone now knows, China connects a new coal-fired plant to its electrical grid every 10 days – and intends to keep doing so for several years. Less known is China’s decision to construct a massive coal-fired plant in Inner Mongolia that will convert the region’s vast coal reserves into oil. With 10,000 people now engaged in the construction, the plant will be completed by the end of the year. The coal-to-liquid process used by this plant will consume twice as much coal and produce twice the CO{-2} emissions as the simple burning of coal in a conventional power plant.” …

  4. Ricardo Sebastião

    Ou ainda “Como os especuladores se enchem de dinheiro à custa das commodities”:

    “Huge oil trading loss sinks energy trader SemGroup By Robert Campbell
    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive $3.2 billion trading loss on oil futures and derivatives sank high flying energy trader SemGroup LP, which at one time billed itself as the 14th-largest private company in the United States.

    The Tulsa-based SemGroup shorted NYMEX crude oil futures to hedge against a decline in the value of the oil it purchased as part of its 500,000-barrel-per-day trading business, according to court documents, before surging crude prices forced it to recognize billions of dollars in losses on futures positions.”

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