The attack at the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last weekend caught the globe by surprise and is now being labeled as the worst such attack in its history. As fuel dealers, you are likely wondering how this will affect your prices, which in turn means wondering how it will also impact your customers going into the heating season.
CHECK YOUR PRICING PROGRAMS
With all of the unknowns related to Saudi Arabia’s production recovery, now is the time to check what pricing programs you have in place. Between the recent crude pricing volatility and the risk-premium associated with these attacks, there are ways that you can better insulate your pricing from all-time highs. Check with a hedging advisor to determine what actions you can take. Click here to contact Angus Hedging.
TYPES OF PRICING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
While some of you may not have any pricing programs, others may be on a fixed or variable program. Another option is a capped program, in which you pay a premium to offer your customers a maximum price while also better protecting your margins against commodity price movements.
BEWARE OF THE COMING BULLISH AND BEARISH STORIES
In the coming days, weeks, and months you will probably come across a lot of reports claiming bullish or bearish prices. While you shouldn’t necessarily dismiss any of them, do be cautious. The only thing we can be certain about is that volatility is back in full swing.
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