True, but the reason for the more attractive long term contracts is thatphavoc wrote: Though economically speaking, having a longer-term contract doesn't do anything really for the price of a commodity such as fuel. Since it's just water you won't get any long-term effeciences in cost savings that you can potentially pass on. In fact, assuming you factor in depreciation, at some point there will need to be price increases as you have to start replacing equipment.
the colonies get more reliable offworld trade contacts with better know-
ledge of the local markets and more incentive to invest in them. This is
well worth a couple of credits each month.