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The Fear Factor Is Back For Oil

The Fear Factor Is Back For Oil

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Oil Price and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Oil Price and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:35 | Dian L. Chu

At a press conference on March 11, President Obama indicated that a plan was 'teed up', and that he would move quickly to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), if…

The Vicious Circle of Oil Price Induced Recessions

The Vicious Circle of Oil Price Induced Recessions

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:18 | Robert Rapier

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recently warned that the U.S. is likely headed back into recession: The Economic Truth That Nobody Will Admit: We’re Heading Back Toward a…

Are High Oil Prices Due to Fundamentals or Speculation (Part 1)

Are High Oil Prices Due to Fundamentals or Speculation (Part 1)

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:15 | Stuart Burns

The oil price has been relentlessly rising, widely seen as being driven by a mix of fundamentals such as Asian demand exceeding supply, and fear of supply disruption caused in…

Detailed Commentary on the Current Price of Oil

Detailed Commentary on the Current Price of Oil

Apr 09, 2011 at 08:17 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Political tensions in the Middle East once again remind us of the fragile dependency of the Western nations on imported petroleum, which have driven the price of a barrel of…

Are Corn Prices Indicating that $140 Brent Crude is on the Way?

Are Corn Prices Indicating that $140 Brent Crude is on the Way?

Apr 08, 2011 at 10:17 | Bruce Krasting

Good article on corn this morning by Smart Money Europe (Zero Hedge link). The bottom line is that corn is sitting at a two year high. Reading SME you…

WTI April Rollover Cycle to Test Oil Speculators

WTI April Rollover Cycle to Test Oil Speculators

Apr 07, 2011 at 06:53 | Dian L. Chu

The United States Oil Fund (USO), and exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the performance of WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contract, starts its 4-day position rolling on Tuesday,…

USA to Sue OPEC Members over High Oil Prices

USA to Sue OPEC Members over High Oil Prices

Apr 06, 2011 at 20:49 | Bruce Krasting

High grade crude for gulf delivery hit the highest price since the spring of 2008 this morning. This is the raw material for gasoline, so look for another big spike…

High Oil Prices Leading to More Energy Options

High Oil Prices Leading to More Energy Options

Apr 04, 2011 at 01:35 | Al Fin

For the US, the huge and growing alternative to crude oil is Canada's oil sands. New mines and refineries are being installed in Canada, and new pipelines are being built…

Cushing Storage Maxed Out: U.S. Crude Oil To Hit $90 in a Month

Cushing Storage Maxed Out: U.S. Crude Oil To Hit $90 in a Month

Apr 01, 2011 at 04:44 | Dian L. Chu

Crude oil prices have been seesawing between the news coming out of Libya and rising inventories in the U.S.  Crude oil stocks at Cushing, Oklahoma rose to a record 41.9…

Oil Price Shocks and Monetary Policy

Oil Price Shocks and Monetary Policy

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:24 | Ed Dolan

Inflation rates are rising in the world's major economies. The consumer price index rose by half a percent in the United States in February, equivalent to an annual rate of…

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