There is an upside though. It's unrelated but it's still an upside. I signed for electricity in a fixed price contract at the end of last year. Guess what? The oil prices went up. The HSFO price at contract confirmation was USD491.70/MT. The current price level is about $513.84/MT. High Sulphur Fuel Oil. Whee!
I will probably head down to Borders this afternoon to pick up a few more volumes. I picked up 'A History of Histories' last night, some pulpy SF novel and an illustrated volume on Ancient Athens and Rome.