Still going up in my area! Another 5 cents today? I wonder who is making the profits here? This coming quarter results will be interesting. Upstream woes will be offset by the downstream mega profits as they gouge us at the pumps.
Great information Jackie. With 1.2 BILLION vehicles predicted to be on the roads here in the next 15 years, it is just a matter of time until this rockets back. These prices are very attractive if you can hold and collect the big divy.
"Saudi Arabia has borrowed $4bn from local markets in the past year, selling its first bonds for eight years as part of efforts to sustain high levels of public spending as oil prices slump.
Fahad al-Mubarak, the governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, said the government would use a combination of bonds and reserves to maintain spending and cover a deficit that would be larger than expected.
“We expect to see an increase in borrowing,” he said, according to a report in the economic daily Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper over the weekend. Analysts have estimated a deficit of about $130bn this year. The government, which had not tapped bond markets since 2007, has been dipping into its large foreign reserves, which peaked at $737bn last August, to sustain spending on wages, special projects and the Saudi-led air war on Yemen. It has drawn down $65bn since oil prices fell."