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Will Low Prices Save Long-Term Oil Demand?

Will Low Prices Save Long-Term Oil Demand?

Will low gasoline prices will…

Energy / Oil Prices

Expect Wide Swings in Oil Prices and Increasing Volatility

Apr 14, 2011 at 08:16 | Charles Hugh Smith

The reasons for oil to keep rising are well known--perhaps too well known. Let's look at some charts to illustrate the swirling currents in the global oil market. Why do…

Are High Oil Prices Due to Fundamentals or Speculation - Part 2

Apr 13, 2011 at 09:08 | Stuart Burns

Not all commentators are convinced the speed of oil price rises or the heights to which they have risen are purely down to fundamentals. Since 2003 the value of the…

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

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)

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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…

A Look at the Connection Between Oil Price Shocks and Recessions

Mar 21, 2011 at 10:15 | Gail Tverberg

I want to bring to the attention of readers a recent paper by James Hamilton, called Historical Oil Shocks (also here as a National Bureau of Economic Research…

High Commodity Prices and, in Particular, High Oil Prices are Deflationary

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:48 | Kurt Cobb

As the European Central Bank (ECB) prepares to raise interest rates to prevent inflation, the bank cites rising commodity prices, particularly oil prices, as a sign of that inflation. What…

Oil Price Development from the Perspective of the Austrian School of Economics

Mar 16, 2011 at 09:15 | Ronald Stoeferle

Austrian School opens up new angle on oil price development. In our Oil Report 2010 we analysed the development of the oil price for the investors for the first time…

Current Oil Prices are Simply a Money Grab and Fear Trade

Mar 14, 2011 at 08:52 | Al Fin

Oil is selling higher than it should do. Speculation is just one of the reasons, but a significant one. After being bailed out, pardoned for their crimes, and otherwise given…

High Oil Prices are Not here to Stay

Mar 13, 2011 at 10:47 | Brian Westenhaus

One hundred dollar oil sends a shiver through the economy. One hundred ten dollar oil gets consumer reactions.  If oil prices stay climbing the consuming economic players will respond with…

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?

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

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…

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