• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 7 minutes Energy Armageddon
  • 11 minutes Russia Says Europe Will Struggle To Replace Its Oil Products
  • 3 hours America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 5 hours Cummins showcases 15L fuel-agnostic engine platform; hydrogen, diesel, biogas 16 March 2023
  • 7 days Gazprom and Rosneft super result
  • 1 day *****5 STARS - "The Markets are Rigged" by The Corbett Report
Are Oil Prices Set For A Quick Comeback?

Are Oil Prices Set For A Quick Comeback?

The energy sector has been…

Will Brent Break Below $70 This Year?

Will Brent Break Below $70 This Year?

Brent slumped to $70 on…

Energy / Oil Prices

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

Oil Prices Could See a Major Shift in Direction in the Near Future

Jun 11, 2012 at 17:07 | Robert Rapier

Since I first started writing about energy in 2005, I have said many times that my view on oil prices is long-term, and that if I projected five years into…

Factors Affecting the Price of Oil

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:14 | James Hamilton

It seems that no matter what financial series you look at, there's a similar pattern of ups and downs over the last few years. I was curious to get a…

Low Oil Prices have Created an Opportunity to Invest in High Yield MLPs

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The dramatic collapse in the price of oil is creating a rare opportunity to get into some of the highest yielding paper in the financial markets, master limited partnerships (MLP)'s.…

Behind the Low Oil Prices Lurks a Struggling Economy

May 30, 2012 at 17:05 | Charles Kennedy

As oil prices drop to below $90 a barrel this week, reaching a seven-month low, it’s fine to take heart in the accompanying dip in gas prices at the pump,…

How Index Buying Affects Crude Oil Futures Prices

May 28, 2012 at 17:39 | James Hamilton

In my previous post I described a new research paper with University of Chicago Professor Cynthia Wu on the Effects of Index-Fund Investing on Commodity Futures Prices.…

What's Driving Oil and Gasoline Prices in the US?

May 18, 2012 at 18:50 | James Hamilton

Here I comment on some recent developments affecting oil and gasoline prices.There is no oil shortage in the central United States, and has not been for some time,…

Oil Prices Could Follow Gas Prices Down as Demand Decreases

Apr 25, 2012 at 16:26 | Stuart Burns

It’s not entirely a serious proposition — yet.But the point is the global market for hydrocarbons is undergoing a fundamental change, and whether you are a major energy…

The Problem with Banning Oil Speculation

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:33 | James Hamilton

Joseph P. Kennedy II, former Congressional Representative from Massachusetts, and founder, chairman, and president of Citizens Energy Corporation, has a proposal to make energy affordable for all. All we…

Should we Limit Speculation in the Oil and Gas Markets?

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:25 | Robert Rapier

Let’s Play ‘Blame the Speculators’Most people would probably agree that speculation in the oil and gas markets is hurting American consumers. Consider the case of Aubrey McClendon.…

How the U.S. Could Protect Itself Against Volatile Oil and Gas Prices

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:25 | Gary Hunt

Global oil prices are driven by a ‘rule of thumb’ that suggests prices will go up when the spare capacity of oil available on any given day is less than…

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News