Shingles and the price of gas


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Old 08-24-11, 12:13 PM
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Shingles and the price of gas

Is the price of shingles affected by the currect price of a gallon of gas? I've been told this twice now and I wonder if its a true statement.
 
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They're both made from petroleum
 
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Old 08-24-11, 12:23 PM
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Shingles are probably affected by the price of crude oil....since a type of asphalt (crude oil product) is used in manufacturing them. No expert but its a pretty complex thing. Demand for more gasoline means thats what the refineries focus on....so some of the lesser products are more scarce and get higher prices. Normally anytime the cost of raw materials goes up...the finished product goes up. In this case it's kinda weird...crude pricing has dropped somewhat...as has gas. That equals more demand. So more gas being produced prob means less everything else.

Just my thoughts...never worked at a refinery.
 
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Old 08-24-11, 12:48 PM
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I guess they were right, go figure. Thanks guys.
 
 

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