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Spread Between WTI and Brent Should Decrease in the Medium Term

Spread Between WTI and Brent Should Decrease in the Medium Term

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:33 | Ronald Stoeferle

The spread between WTI (NYMEX) and Brent (ICE) has seen a drastic widening recently. Historically speaking, WTI tends to trade USD 1.30 higher, but currently Brent exceeds WTI by USD…

Will Oil Price Increases Trigger the Next Recession?

Will Oil Price Increases Trigger the Next Recession?

Mar 10, 2011 at 11:23 | Ronald Stoeferle

The following chart illustrates the global economic slump in 2008. The Baltic Dry index is the benchmark index for global freight rates of bulk goods (among others iron ore, copper,…

Why Oil Will Peak on Friday

Why Oil Will Peak on Friday

Mar 08, 2011 at 14:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Texas tea has undergone the perfect storm over the past month, with the Middle Eastern dominoes falling one by one. It was the worst case scenario times five, and all…

Oil Prices are Heading Higher as Middle East Troubles are Far From Over

Oil Prices are Heading Higher as Middle East Troubles are Far From Over

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:32 | Cumberland Advisors

“there’s so much unrest that one can actually sense or imagine unknown nano-particles of rage colliding in mid-air...”  (Source: a private person who screens Middle East media for me and…

The Largest Risk to the US Economy Today is an Oil Shock – Awareness of this Risk is Minimal

The Largest Risk to the US Economy Today is an Oil Shock – Awareness of this Risk is Minimal

Mar 07, 2011 at 09:47 | Gail Tverberg

Steve Kopits, Managing Director of Douglas-Westood consulting firm, made a presentation called “Oil, the Economy, and Policy” to the US House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee recently that I thought was…

Obama Attempting to Talk Down High Oil Prices

Obama Attempting to Talk Down High Oil Prices

Mar 07, 2011 at 08:49 | Top Stock Portfolios

Civil war in Libya. A regime change in Egypt. Growing unrest in Bahrain and Yemen. Protests in Iran. And growing anxiety over the contagion of civil uprising in places like…

Could a Variable Oil Tax Make this the Last Oil Price Shock?

Could a Variable Oil Tax Make this the Last Oil Price Shock?

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:24 | Ed Dolan

It must be Groundhog Day. Events in Libya have pushed world oil prices over $100 a barrel yet again. Retail gasoline prices, usually low this time of year, are at…

Crude Oil Price Hits $120

Crude Oil Price Hits $120

Mar 02, 2011 at 14:12 | Bruce Krasting

Crude oil from the “light end of the barrel” hit $120 this morning. Forget what Bernanke and the MSM are telling you. They keep showing the WTI price. Even supposedly…

At Least One Eurozone Country Will Default if Brent Crude Rises to $150 a Barrel

At Least One Eurozone Country Will Default if Brent Crude Rises to $150 a Barrel

Mar 02, 2011 at 10:06 | Business Insider

If the price of Brent crude oil surges to $150 a barrel, one eurozone country will default and the whole region will fall into recession, according to Marie Diron of…

$100 Oil and the Economy – Is the Worst Behind Us?

$100 Oil and the Economy – Is the Worst Behind Us?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:17 | Cumberland Advisors

Some folks look at the $100 oil price and conclude that it has stabilized and that everything will be OK.  They argue one can now sell the oil stocks and…

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