by Bill McBride on 7/03/2009 05:13:00 PM
Friday, July 03, 2009
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These are spot prices for Cushing WTI from the EIA (source).
It is fun to look back ... I started speculating in March '08 about a sharp decline in oil prices in the 2nd half of 2008.
And I posted many times in the late spring about demand destruction (like fewer U.S miles driven), Asian countries reducing gasoline subsidies, China stock piling oil for the Olympics, etc.
But this story was probably the key clue that oil prices were peaking (from June 28, 2008). From the NY Times: Cruise Night, Without the Car
For car-loving American teenagers, this is turning out to be the summer the cruising died.We knew it was almost over when teenagers stopped cruising!
From coast to coast, American teenagers appear to be driving less this summer. Police officers who keep watch on weekend cruising zones say fewer youths are spending their time driving around in circles...