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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…

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 28, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 28, 2011

Nov 26, 2011 at 10:51 | FX Empire

January Crude Oil closed lower for the second consecutive week but losses could have been worse if not for a strong comeback on Friday. The primary reason for the weakness…

What is Happening with Brent and WTI Oil Prices and what Can We Expect

What is Happening with Brent and WTI Oil Prices and what Can We Expect

Nov 22, 2011 at 18:04 | Gail Tverberg

Back in February, I wrote a post called Why are WTI and Brent Prices so Different? In it, I talked about a number of issues, including pipeline issues, contributing…

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