Rob Kennedy (White Giant)
| Tuesday, November 09, 2004 - 03:50 pm |
The oil market has not spiked from surplus to demand in 2 game years and it all appears to be working fine to me. Looking at the white giant graphs something happened in sept 2221, oil demand went from 40bil to 10bil in 2 months which supports the countries order in waves statement. The supply of oil dropped from 55bil to 25 bil in the same 2 months but at the same time there was a huge shortage in chemicals and a shortage of household products. In that year about 500 of 1600 oil corps closed suggesting that the c3s and inexperienced players owned these corps and others. So my guess is the shortage of chemicals created the c3 controlled oil corps to have supply shortages cutting the production of the oil corps to zero. So if atleast maybe 500 of 1600 oil corps are c3 controlled im guessing that more then a third of oil corps are in c3 or inexperienced hands which along with countries ordering in waves and c3s building corps during peak demand cycles this would more then account for huge spikes in the market.The graphs also show that at the peak of the huge chemical shortage 300 chemical corps were built in 6 game months. Also since 500 oil corps have close the oil market is starting to cycle into a shortage. This has only been a quick 2 game year study so i might be wrong but when somebody has studied the game for 30-100 game years i tend to believe what they write.