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. Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to indus-
trial customers are exceptionally low this year and
likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is
especially severe, the price of natural gas to indus-
trial customers is also likely to remain low.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most
support for the conclusion above?
(A) Long-term weather forecasts predict a mild winter.
(B) The industrial users who consume most natural
gas can quickly and cheaply switch to using
oil instead.
(C) The largest sources of supply for both oil and
natural gas are in subtropical regions unlikely
to be affected by winter weather.
(D) The fuel requirements of industrial users of nat-
ural gas are not seriously affected by the
weather.
(E) Oil distribution is more likely to be affected by
severe winter weather than is the distribution
of natural gas.

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New post 21 Jan 2009, 22:53
I will go for B. If the users of natural gas can switch to oil cheaply, the price of natural gas will not go up.

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New post 21 Jan 2009, 22:55
scthakur wrote:
I will go for B. If the users of natural gas can switch to oil cheaply, the price of natural gas will not go up.



Yes, I also agree with B.

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 15:29
Caught between A and B.Selecting option A

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 18:54
I choose E. B also fits I guess ...

Quote:
Oil distribution is more likely to be affected by
severe winter weather than is the distribution
of natural gas.


it says gas distribution is more reliable so no way gas price will go up....


But B also comes close..

Quote:
Oil distribution is more likely to be affected by
severe winter weather than is the distribution
of natural gas.


but looks like a shilling case..


what is OA and OE..?

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Kiski wrote:
Caught between A and B.Selecting option A


Why? Can you explain it?

Which of the following provides the most
support for the conclusion above?

. Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to indus-
trial customers are exceptionally low this year and
likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is
especially severe, the price of natural gas to indus-
trial customers is also likely to remain low
.

This is our conclusion.

(A) Long-term weather forecasts predict a mild winter. (forecast is do nothing with our prices... at least here;)) ...out!)
(B) The industrial users who consume most natural
gas can quickly and cheaply switch to using
oil instead. (PERFECT. Oil and gas are interchangeable - so if oil prices are "execptionally low = gas prices will be low too!)

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reply2spg wrote:
. Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to indus-
trial customers are exceptionally low this year and
likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is
especially severe, the price of natural gas to indus-
trial customers is also likely to remain low.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most
support for the conclusion above?
(A) Long-term weather forecasts predict a mild winter.
(B) The industrial users who consume most natural
gas can quickly and cheaply switch to using
oil instead.
(C) The largest sources of supply for both oil and
natural gas are in subtropical regions unlikely
to be affected by winter weather.
(D) The fuel requirements of industrial users of nat-
ural gas are not seriously affected by the
weather.
(E) Oil distribution is more likely to be affected by
severe winter weather than is the distribution
of natural gas.


why can't it be A......

In the argument it has been mentioned " Therefore, unless the winter is
especially severe, the price of natural gas to indus-
trial customers is also likely to remain low".

so according to A Long-term weather forecasts predict a mild winter so the prices won't go up.....

I suppose this make sense..........

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New post 22 Jan 2009, 23:41
I am confused b/w A and B. Though B appears more tempting. If consumers switch to oil, then the demand for natural gas will remain low. Hence the prices will also remain low. hence B is my ans
reply2spg wrote:
. Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to indus-
trial customers are exceptionally low this year and
likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is
especially severe, the price of natural gas to indus-
trial customers is also likely to remain low.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most
support for the conclusion above?
(A) Long-term weather forecasts predict a mild winter.
(B) The industrial users who consume most natural
gas can quickly and cheaply switch to using
oil instead.
(C) The largest sources of supply for both oil and
natural gas are in subtropical regions unlikely
to be affected by winter weather.
(D) The fuel requirements of industrial users of nat-
ural gas are not seriously affected by the
weather.
(E) Oil distribution is more likely to be affected by
severe winter weather than is the distribution
of natural gas.

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OA B

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New post 23 Jan 2009, 11:55
can someone explain why "C" is wrong?

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New post 23 Jan 2009, 17:17
bigtreezl wrote:
can someone explain why "C" is wrong?


Where the oil and gas is located is not relevant

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New post 24 Jan 2009, 09:48
C is wrong because stimuli doesn't speak about the region

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Can someone explain why A is wrong............

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