Publications: Notes at the Margin

Quiet Times (February 25, 2013)


Last week was a quiet one for the oil market. Hence, this week's report digs into the details of a failed futures contract—gasoline—and compares it to a very successful one—natural gas. We suggest that consumers are paying dearly for the former and benefitting from the latter. We also discuss how the maturation of the natural gas futures market has had several positive economic effects for the US.


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