Oil & Market Correlation, Thunderhorse

A few interesting oil data points:

Gary B. Smith of Real Money agrees that there is no inverse correlation as of yet:

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Also, check out British Petroleum’s 42,000-square-foot, billion dollar oil platform in the Gulf named Thunderhorse.  It is listing precariously:

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via Pitpundit Blog 

Sources:
Do Oil and the Market Mix?
Gary B. Smith
Real Money, 7/14/2005 12:36 PM EDT
http://www.thestreet.com/_rms/comment/gbs/10232253.html

BP’s Thunderhorse platform still listing precariously – pictures
By Tim Wood
13 Jul 2005 at 11:53 AM
http://www.resourceinvestor.com/pebble.asp?relid=11305

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. fatbear commented on Jul 17

    Thunder Horse was to be brought on-line later this year, and was to represent more than 1% of total US oil use by next year (250K b/d). In addition, it was the first use of North Sea deepwater technology in the Gulf, and any failure requiring a heavy re-think of that tech would be a setback to expected supply from these blocks.

    FT has mused that Thunder Horse sinking would be $4B hit to BP.

    P.S. – are these on-topic enough?

  2. Econbrowser commented on Jul 18

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  3. Griffith commented on Jul 18

    Make that a $6.5 billion dollar investment.

  4. Econbrowser commented on Aug 15

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