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Obama Makes no Attempt to Curb High Oil Prices after Elections

Feb 06, 2013 at 17:11 | Dian L. Chu

I guess the SPR Threat was politically motivatedWhen Oil and Gas prices were last at these levels President Obama utilized the threat of releasing the SPRs to put…

How High Oil Prices Lead to Recession

How High Oil Prices Lead to Recession

Jan 25, 2013 at 17:15 | Gail Tverberg

There is ample evidence that spikes in oil prices leads to recession, at least in the US, which is an oil-importing nation. James Hamilton has shown that 10 out…

Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem

Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem

Jan 18, 2013 at 17:04 | Gail Tverberg

A person might think from looking at news reports that our oil problems are gone, but oil prices are still high.

Why you should Ignore any Long-Term Forecasts of Cheap Crude

Why you should Ignore any Long-Term Forecasts of Cheap Crude

Jan 14, 2013 at 17:13 | Kurt Cobb

Here's the short version of why forecasts of low long-term oil and natural gas prices are almost certainly wrong: It costs more than that to get the stuff out of…

What Would Falling Oil Prices do to Russia's Geopolitical Ambitions?

What Would Falling Oil Prices do to Russia's Geopolitical Ambitions?

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:05 | Al Fin

The US shale boom has already hit Russia's Gazprom hard. Now, the rising boom in US oil production, along with other sources of new global crude production, are casting…

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Oil Sands Crude Crashes Through $60 a Barrel

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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

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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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