Thursday, October 21, 2010
Phil Flynn: French Fried
The strikes have shut down 12 oil refineries in France leading to shortages of diesel and gasoline. The International Oil Daily Reported that, “lost French production is driving dramatic price gains in diesel and jet fuel in Europe, France’s 12 oil refineries, all but one of which has been shut down by national strikes, produce around 60,000 tons of diesel and 30,000 tons of jet a day. But even with refineries at full production, the country is a net importer of both products. Minimal domestic production means France is sucking in products from neighboring Germany, Italy and even Spain, as well as drawing from strategic......Read the entire article.
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