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Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale?

Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale?

Despite record low breakevens, investors…

Exposing The OPEC Deal Saboteurs

Exposing The OPEC Deal Saboteurs

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Economy, not Physical Markets, Driving Oil Prices

Sep 03, 2012 at 18:03 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Department of Energy last week issued one crude oil loan from the Strategic Petroleum reserve to Marathon Petroleum Co. as gulf operators dealt with the effects of…

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Why Oil Prices are 10 Times More than in 1998

Sep 03, 2012 at 17:51 | Kurt Cobb

What were the prices of oil and gasoline in 1998? Do you remember? Without looking them up (or looking below this line), make your best guess.I've been taking…

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Where Will Oil Prices be in 2020?

Aug 31, 2012 at 18:05 | Al Fin

Citi is projecting that (PDF) oil costs will stabilize at $80 to $90 a barrel by the year 2020. And a recent report from Harvard's Belfer Center warns that…

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Peak Oil and Presidential Campaigns - Where will Prices Go?

Aug 30, 2012 at 20:34 | Post Carbon

As Labor Day nears, a quiet summer seems poised to turn into an autumn to remember. Our concern here, as it has been for many years now, is the price…

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The Underlying Causes of Oil Price Fluctuations

Aug 24, 2012 at 15:08 | MasterResource

After oil and gasoline prices continued their relentless march up earlier this year, it was nice to have some relief at the pump in May and June. However, since the…

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What has been Driving Global Oil Prices Recently?

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:38 | James Hamilton

The price of Brent crude oil fell $35/barrel between April and June. But increases this summer have taken about $25 of that back.

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Why the Oil Futures Market did not Contribute to High Oil Prices

Jul 26, 2012 at 17:13 | James Hamilton

A recent study by Luciana Juvenal and Ivan Petrella suggests that the financialization of oil futures markets contributed significantly to the surge in oil prices after 2003.

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Gulf Tensions Cloud Oil Markets

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:29 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil markets reacted Monday to a naval escalation near Dubai, highlighting on-going tensions in the Persian Gulf region. Oil prices Friday surged higher following economic statements from China, which has…

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Stagnant Economy Means Stagnant Oil Prices

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

Government intervention in the labour dispute in Norway pushed crude oil prices back below the $100 mark after a brief spike Monday. Authorities said the strike halted about 15 percent…

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Why Low Oil Prices Indicate the World is Heading for a Recession

Jun 29, 2012 at 16:18 | Gail Tverberg

Are lower oil prices good news? Not really, if it means the world is sinking into recession.We know from recent past experience and from common sense that higher…

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