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Oil Sands Crude Crashes Through $60 a Barrel

Oct 24, 2012 at 15:36 | Frik Els

The price oil sands producers receive fell to $48 a barrel below the international benchmark after a $4.50 or 21% widening to $25.00 of the spread between the price…

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Oil Continues Slide Ahead of OPEC Report

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:59 | Daniel J. Graeber

Concerns over reports Monday of a declining Asian economy helped push crude oil prices down for the second straight trading day. The World Bank downgraded its growth expectations for the…

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The Devastating Economic Impact of Constantly High Oil Prices

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:36 | Gail Tverberg

Prof. James Hamilton of University of California recently wrote a post called Thresholds in the economic effects of oil prices. In it, he concludesAs U.S. retail…

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Looking for the Cause Behind the Wild Fluctuations in Oil Prices

Sep 25, 2012 at 17:35 | James Hamilton

Can the wild swings in the price of oil over the last few weeks have anything to do with supply and demand?

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Oil Prices Dive 5% on Speculation and Mystery

Sep 20, 2012 at 13:16 | Jen Alic

As the Saudis move to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market gets edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cuts it profit outlook, the…

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Why Oil Prices Will Remain High

Sep 04, 2012 at 17:21 | Stuart Burns

I don’t know about you, but in the absence of any dramatic news about Iran in the papers, and especially set against the general background of a weakening global economy,…

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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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