Just Have A Think (4/26/20)
Thanks to Russia and Saudi Arabia, global oil production has not decreased in reaction to the abrupt halt in our economies. That means all the pipelines, all the oil tankers, all the refineries and all the storage facilities are full to capacity with a commodity that nobody can use right now. Oil producers large and small are haemorrhaging money in a way that is genuinely threatening to their existence, and people are learning how to work from home in a way that may mean we choose to travel far less when the pandemic finally ends. So is this a ‘Perfect Storm’ that spells the end for BIG OIL?
(Commoner Call art by Mark L. Taylor, 2019. Open source and free for non-derivative use with link to www.thecommonercall.org )