We have dealt with fuel price increases in the past and will do everything that we can to keep our prices low
Miami, FL (Vocus) July 15, 2010
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already become one of the worst environmental disasters in United States history. Despite containment efforts and some success, oil continues to gush out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at an alarming rate - approaching 200 million gallons. For the time being, many Americans that do not live on the southern coast of the country are able to escape the present effects of the disaster. However, customers of Budget Auto Shipping and all other auto transport companies may be facing slightly higher prices on some services as gas prices are expected to rise significantly be the end of the year.
Surprisingly, the expectations of increased fuel costs do not come primarily from the lost oil to the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, the possible moratorium on off shore drilling could cripple as much as 19% - 30% of the American supply of oil and endanger not only the low cost of auto transport services - but the entire United States economy. As BP continues to drill relief wells, there is promise that the spill could be stopped. However, there is not likely to be any change in the current flow of the oil leak until later next month. By then, another 4 million gallons of oil will have been added to the spill. BP oil executives have claimed that the loss of oil will not be cause for increased oil prices but, if the moratorium of offshore drilling continues, supplies could begin to fall well below demand.
Another added issue has arisen for a major market in auto shipping services - vacationers are now reconsidering their vacation plans to southern beaches. Especially in Florida, tourism is a major part of the economy and auto transport services are a frequent request of these travelers. However, more and more snow birds and vacationers are now canceling their plans in the fear of oil soaked beaches. During the three weeks following the BP oil spill, West Coast tourism declined about 15% from the past year.
The vast majority of the beaches surrounding states like Florida (825 miles, in fact) are completely oil free and that is not expected to change any time soon - especially with multi-national clean up efforts now experiencing some success preventing oil from hitting ground. However, some people are still needlessly reconsidering their summer plans and could be doing more harm to the economy than good.
“We have dealt with fuel price increases in the past and will do everything that we can to keep our prices low," said Budget Auto Shipping owner Camilo Jaime. “I am confident that we will continue to serve vacationers to southern states as the summer and prime moving season continues.”
For more information about Budget Auto Shipping’s shipping services, the BP oil spill's affect on transport prices or to place a free quote today, visit their face book page site at http://www.facebook.com/autoshipping or call 1-888-301-HAUL(4285).
About Budget Auto Shipping
A long standing premiere vehicle shipping company, Budget Auto Shipping promises its customers the highest standards of auto shipping practices at prices kept at the absolute minimum, to suit any budget. Their expert team of drivers has been tested and filtered to ensure that only the drivers that deliver on time and act in a responsible and reliable manner are ready to meet the shipper’s needs.
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