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Old 06-30-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Does anybody know if they're buying refined diesel for it?

It makes sense that the Chinese would rather put their wealth into filling their reserve than putting it into Dollars that may or may not be worth anything next year. Filling their SPR with refined fuel would be a way to store more wealth in less volume and would minimize their reliance on outside refineries.

The big upswing in diesel demand this year just doesn't seem right to me.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: WA
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China is trying to reduce smog for the Olympics and as a result has shut down some coal fired power plants... diesel plants are being used in some cases and has raised imports of fuel.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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They're blaming it on that as well as increased generator usage after the quake, but there have been plenty of cutbacks (airlines for instance) that should have balanced it out somewhat.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I suspect the Chinese and the Arabs will use their dollars to buy American land and minerals. Then we will do the mining and farming for them instead of them doing it for us. We will wind up being their colonies. "Good times a commin"
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