June 6th, 2007
Yesterday I was in a meeting with key persons who are in the know of the biofuel situation worldwide and one of the things that surpised me, during that brief luncheon was one statement. Someone said that the price of oil may increase due to biofuel use. I was floored! It is so counter-intuitive. All along I have been thinking that the use of biofuels would supplant fossil fuel use. To the consumer, the averaged cost of his fuel would decrease due to savings on importation or advantages of domestic production on biofuels, thus becoming a more favorableenergy source.
So I went to my online resources and lo and behold, there is an article that says the same thing. Here is an article from Turkishpress.Com on the same subject. The article says that if oil producers see any instability on demand for oil, they may rethink their long-term investment strategy. Less investments, less output. Less output, higher prices. Higher prices, god-knows-what.
Is it me or do I sense sabotage?