Exhaust Heat Recovery and Steam Generator Blog

27 Apr.,2023


History Dictates Higher Fuel Prices!

The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) determines fuel pricing using the Henry Hub pipeline as a benchmark for natural gas and the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for crude oil. We all know there’s been drastic price fluctuations over the last 20 years.

An investment in Cain Industries exhaust heat recovery equipment back in 1998 would have occurred during a low fuel price period, even lower than today. Still, equipment paybacks averaged less than 24 months. The anticipated life expectancy of Cain equipment is approximately 20 years. Marvel at the incredible yields that initial investment provided during this time frame. It’s important to note that this period also holds the highest fuel prices ever recorded: Natural Gas in 2005 and Crude Oil in 2008.

While we’re enjoying somewhat lower fuel prices today we must not forget the past. History dictates that fuel prices will climb again in the future. It also demonstrates that Cain Industries exhaust heat recovery equipment is a sound investment providing healthy returns under any fuel market condition.

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