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17.Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to industrial
customers are exceptionally low this year and likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is especially severe, the price of natural gas to industrial 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 natural 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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03 Oct 2003, 07:44
praet... i was just about to post same question...
i picked D.
But official answer is B. i dont know the reason. Did u figured it out...
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03 Oct 2003, 15:39
praetorian123 wrote:
17.Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to industrial
customers are exceptionally low this year and likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is especially severe, the price of natural gas to industrial 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 natural 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.

I liked B - because its shows a relationship between oil and gas - not very clear though
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04 Oct 2003, 03:09
I think elimination helped in this question. In the end, B only remains as the best answer.

D and E are opposite
C is out of scope
A is irrelevant
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04 Oct 2003, 03:17
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praet... i was just about to post same question...
i picked D.
But official answer is B. i dont know the reason. Did u figured it out...
thanks

If Natural gas prices go up, People can switch to Oil ....and thus it will discourage natural gas producers to raise prices..

But it should be easy and cheap to switch from natural gas to oil...B says exactly that..

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20 Oct 2003, 14:36
praetorian123 wrote:
17.Despite the approach of winter, oil prices to industrial
customers are exceptionally low this year and likely to remain so. Therefore, unless the winter is especially severe, the price of natural gas to industrial 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 natural 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.

One more point. This kind of question expect a link between Oil and Gas. And only B offer this feature.
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14 Apr 2016, 02:35
I;m going with B. no confidence on my answer. Can anyone tell OA?
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