Missions To The Moon (HSF) / Re: The National Team (Blue Origin etc) lunar lander for HLS SLD (App P)« Last post by TheRadicalModerate on Today at 10:14 pm »
[...] being the sole provider of methalox in cislunar is a pretty big deal, likely with [...] extremely good profit margins
Being the customer of a monopoly provider involves some pretty extreme tolerance to price distortions. The "market price" of a commodity tends to be just above the cost level of the second most efficient provider....
If the monopoly provider can gouge pretty hard and still be 5-10x cheaper than any other alternative, that's still a pretty good deal.