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What Affect Will High Oil Prices Have on the 2012 Election

Feb 02, 2012 at 20:47 | Post Carbon

If current trends continue, gasoline prices and U.S. energy policy seem destined to play a larger role in the political debate prior to the November elections than ever before. Gasoline…

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Crude Oil Market Forecast for the Week of January 30, 2012

Jan 29, 2012 at 11:17 | FX Empire

March crude oil closed higher last week after the Fed announced it would keep interest rates at ultra-low levels until late-2014. The news helped trigger a short-covering rally which turned…

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Peak Oil Crisis Being Compounded by Refinery Closures

Jan 26, 2012 at 17:45 | Post Carbon

Here is one more thing for those of us who live in the North Eastern U.S. to start worrying about - the refineries that make our gasoline, diesel, heating oil,…

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China's Energy Firms Invade the Great White North

Jan 22, 2012 at 19:56 | John Daly

Canada is the largest source of U.S. oil imports. According to the U.S. Energy Administration, in 2011 U.S. total crude oil imports averaged 9,033 thousand barrels per day (tbpd),…

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Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 23, 2012

Jan 22, 2012 at 19:36 | FX Empire

Despite the shift in the fundamentals the week before, March Crude Oil failed to follow-through to the downside and the market finished the week with an inside range. This pattern…

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Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of January 23, 2012

Jan 22, 2012 at 19:33 | FX Empire

March Natural Gas gapped lower on the weekly chart. This is a rare occurrence that often indicates exhaustion in markets that have experienced prolonged moves down in terms of price…

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How will the Economy Fare if High Oil Prices Continue

Jan 19, 2012 at 18:43 | Gail Tverberg

We know high oil prices have an adverse impact on the economy, often leading to recession. According to Economist James Hamilton, 10 out of 11 of US recessions since…

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Possible Implications of the Iranian Oil Embargo

Jan 16, 2012 at 17:50 | James Hamilton

As efforts continue to impose sanctions on Iran, I thought it would be helpful to discuss the possible implications of these developments for oil-consuming countries. The most likely outcome of…

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Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 16, 2011

Jan 15, 2012 at 09:55 | FX Empire

March Crude Oil traded sharply lower last week with an expanded range. Based on the previous week’s failure to follow-through to the upside when the market took out the previous…

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Why Oil Prices Are About to Collapse

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:35 | The Oil Drum

All is not as it appears in the global oil markets, which have become entirely dysfunctional and no longer fit for its purpose, in my view. I believe that the…

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