A lot of talk here is about the cost and supply of pellets this fall. Nobody has produced the cost of raw materials. Has the demand pushed the pellet industry into purchasing prime lumber logs? In the past much of the pellet wood was a by product of the lumber industry or using less than prime lumber? Eric do you know the cost of logs for prime time lumber. NW fuels are you using more prime lumber to manufacture pellets? Is the industry also following suit? Has the demand stripped the source. Another question is, there competition for this source from the lumber industry, to manufacture chip boards and composit joist and framing members? What about foreign competition buying up these resourses? What I getting at is, the reasons pellet cost have increased. We all know every manufacturing industry has higher energy cost and insurance cost. The perception is the pellet industry is price gouging. It is easier to pay more if understanding production and raw materials cost have excalated. We all know freight has increased. On cost, foreign buying of our scrap steel has produced a huge price increase of finnished steel products. Stoves cost have to increase. Framing high rise structures are switching over to engineered concrete beams and structured, because they are now cheaper than steel. Plumbing industry has made the move to PVC and Pex. Copper prices have risen to force that move. Again one reason given is all the scrap copper and manufacturing has left our country. At some point, will someone step forward and slow down the exit of vital raw materials, before the entire bank is lost? Each day it is getting too late to impose regulations, to restrict this mass exit. We are selling away our future and becoming more dependant of foreign politics / production. Is not this the same path or situation we are in with the oils supplies?. Our technologies are also exiting. When will our government wake up, when all is gone and its too late?