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Energy / Oil Prices

Don't Factor Syrian Oil into Market Jitters

Don't Factor Syrian Oil into Market Jitters

Mar 08, 2012 at 17:01 | Daniel J. Graeber

Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are likely dragging on broader economic recovery as oil prices move to relative highs. In Syria, any recovery in oil production will…

Why Europe is Experiencing Higher Oil Prices than the US

Why Europe is Experiencing Higher Oil Prices than the US

Mar 06, 2012 at 17:29 | Gail Tverberg

The world is presently sharing a limited supply of oil. When oil prices rise, oil production doesn’t rise very much, if at all.

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of March 5, 2012

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of March 5, 2012

Mar 04, 2012 at 09:06 | FX Empire

Weekly April crude oil posted a potentially bearish closing price reversal top last week. This formation typically leads to a 2 to 3 week break equal to at least 50…

The Reasons for High Oil Prices

The Reasons for High Oil Prices

Feb 27, 2012 at 17:11 | Gail Tverberg

Rising oil and gasoline prices are of concern to many people today. I see three basic issues involved: 1. “Stalled out” growth in world oil supply2. Concerns about Iran3. Artificially low…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 27, 2012

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 27, 2012

Feb 26, 2012 at 08:48 | Commodities Mansion

Crude oil surged last week to its highest level since May 2011. The close at $109.77 represents a $13.96 gain since bottoming at $95.81 on February 2. Not only did…

Prices of WTI and Brent Should Realign with a Gulf Coast Pipeline

Prices of WTI and Brent Should Realign with a Gulf Coast Pipeline

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:55 | James Hamilton

The Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project is now entering its fourth year of regulatory review, and is currently on indefinite political hold. In the meantime, the market is…

What do the Recent Oil Price Highs Mean for Consumers at the Pump

What do the Recent Oil Price Highs Mean for Consumers at the Pump

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:39 | James Hamilton

Crude oil prices this week reached their highest level since last April. What will that mean for U.S. consumers at the gas pump? The first question to be clear on…

Overcoming High Oil Prices - Time to Stop Playing the Energy Victim

Overcoming High Oil Prices - Time to Stop Playing the Energy Victim

Feb 22, 2012 at 17:29 | Gary Hunt

Our world is a ‘funk’—again over global oil price spikes caused by concerns about conflict between Iran and Israel drawing the US into a war, the continuing agony of…

How Closely are Oil Prices Tied to Economic Activity?

How Closely are Oil Prices Tied to Economic Activity?

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:19 | The Oil Drum

Recent developments in oil markets and the global economy have, once again, triggered concerns about the impact of oil price shocks around the world. This column wonders whether the fuss…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 20, 2012

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of February 20, 2012

Feb 19, 2012 at 11:50 | FX Empire

The inability to penetrate a major 50 percent price level at $95.13 helped form a new bottom at $95.81 on the April Crude Oil weekly chart. With two main bottoms…

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