A note on the family business:

  1.  Light Sweet Crude Oil is selling at a record $96/B (as of today,) which is driving up the price of all petroleum energy products.  Natural Gas is trading over a dollar more per MMBTU than last year, and it peaked at $9.00/MMBTU on 1 DEC 06, when oil was a mere $63/B.
  2. After a protracted Indian Summer, we are having early frosts and some early projections of a cold winter and record energy consumption.
  3. So, if you have money in petroleum, good for you.