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Why Oil Prices Are About to Collapse

Why Oil Prices Are About to Collapse

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:35 | The Oil Drum

All is not as it appears in the global oil markets, which have become entirely dysfunctional and no longer fit for its purpose, in my view. I believe that the…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 9, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 9, 2011

Jan 08, 2012 at 11:03 | FX Empire

February Crude Oil closed higher last week despite the stronger U.S. Dollar and a general aversion to risky assets. This only proves what traders have known for weeks that crude…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 2, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of January 2, 2011

Jan 02, 2012 at 07:55 | FX Empire

February Crude Oil had a weak follow-through to the upside after a powerful rally the week before. The thin holiday trade was probably the biggest reason for the lack of…

War Imminent in Straits of Hormuz? $200 a Barrel Oil?

War Imminent in Straits of Hormuz? $200 a Barrel Oil?

Dec 29, 2011 at 09:15 | John Daly

The pieces and policies for potential conflict in the Persian Gulf are seemingly drawing inexorably together. Since 24 December the Iranian Navy has been holding its ten-day Velayat 90…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 26, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 26, 2011

Dec 26, 2011 at 11:22 | FX Empire

Last week the fundamentals clashed with the technicals in the February Crude Oil futures market and by week’s end the fundamentals clearly won. Even though the contract did not take…

How Oil Prices Affect the Price of Food

How Oil Prices Affect the Price of Food

Dec 21, 2011 at 12:07 | Post Carbon

The current global food system is highly fuel- and transport-dependent. Fuels will almost certainly become less affordable in the near and medium term, making the current, highly fuel-dependent agricultural production…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 19, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 19, 2011

Dec 19, 2011 at 15:21 | FX Empire

February Crude Oil confirmed its weekly closing price top at $103.28 with its sell-off through the last minor bottom at $95.16 and a key 50 percent level at $95.15. In…

Price of Oil to Remain High as OPEC Limits World Production

Price of Oil to Remain High as OPEC Limits World Production

Dec 15, 2011 at 19:53 | Gail Tverberg

The results of OPEC’s latest meeting to set oil production quotas were on Thursday last week. Instead of production targets for individual countries, a group production ceiling of 30 million…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 12, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 12, 2011

Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil futures had a strong surge on Friday, but still managed to close lower for the week. Renewed buying helped prices rise for the first time after three…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 5, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of December 5, 2011

Dec 05, 2011 at 09:42 | FX Empire

January crude oil finished sharply higher last week. The rally was primarily driven by greater demand for risky assets fueled by a weaker Dollar and stronger equity markets. The market…

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