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Saudis Prop Up Oil Prices, Cut Shipments To Asia And Europe

Saudis Prop Up Oil Prices, Cut Shipments To Asia And Europe

Saudi Arabia has announced reductions…

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Rising Oil Prices and Municipal Bond Defaults

Jan 17, 2011 at 08:43 | Gail Tverberg

I have written quite often saying that rising oil prices can be expected to lead to debt defaults. For a while, some of this was hidden through lower oil prices…

The Dangerous Bubble in Commodity and Oil Prices

Jan 07, 2011 at 08:56 | Al Fin

Right now, the printing of trillions of dollars by the Federal Reserve is creating another financial bubble. It is supported only by deficit spending, borrowing, and money-printing. Nothing else is…

High Oil Prices Will Lead to an Oil Exploration Boom in 2011

Jan 05, 2011 at 08:32 | Al Fin

Oil is like any other commodity: if price go up, people will produce more of it to sell. Despite the bleatings of peak oil sheep, oil companies are responding to…

Understanding the Oil Markets in 2010

Dec 15, 2010 at 16:31 | Dave Cohen

I'm starting to think that the oil markets in 2010 are just a more chaotic version of the markets as they were in 2007. You will recall that in 2007…

Oil Prices Riding the Wave of Investor Uncertainty

Nov 22, 2010 at 10:09 | Al Fin

“Very little of the recent price rise has really been down to the improving supply-demand balance,” said Matt Parry, senior oil consultant at KBC Process Technology Ltd. Instead, most of…

Contemplations on Oil

Oct 04, 2010 at 17:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After a tumultuous 2009, oil has been one of the least volatile assets of 2010, confined to a tortuous $68-$88 range, frustrating momentum players to no end. How many city…

Prediction for the Next Oil Price Shock

Sep 30, 2010 at 08:56 | Dave Cohen

Having done some analysis, I've decided to postpone my projection for the next oil price shock. I have moved the date from 2012 ± 1 year to 2013 ± 1…

Weaker Dollar Propels Oil Higher Amid Mixed Economic News

Sep 24, 2010 at 17:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/20/2010 to 09/24/2010. Crude oil prices battled their way to a gain for the week as worries about the economy warred with the upward pressure from…

Worries About Consumer Demand, Deflation Drive Down Oil Prices

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:29 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/13/2010 to 09/17/2010. Flagging consumer sentiment and renewed concern about deflation sent oil prices into the doldrums this week, as prices dropped 1.2% on Friday to…

Could Oil Prices Sink to $20 a Barrel

Sep 17, 2010 at 09:25 | Al Fin

A barrel of oil has about six times the energy content of a thousand cubic feet of natural gas. The graph below compares the dollar price of a barrel of…

Why Oil Prices Aren’t Dropping

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:58 | Robert Rapier

I saw a humorous story a few days ago: Oil Should Be Around $10 a Barrel The price of a barrel of oil would be closer to $10 if…

Market Seizes on Bullish News to Push Oil Prices to Gain For Week

Sep 11, 2010 at 10:21 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 09/06/2010 to 09/10/2010. An uneasy market seized on an upward revision in crude oil demand this year and other bullish news to push oil prices up…

Oil Prices Buffeted in Narrow Range But End Week Little Changed

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:42 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for: 08/30/2010 to 09/03/2010. Oil prices continued to move basically sideways as bullish and bearish news buffeted prices up and down in a narrow range. The benchmark…

Bernanke Pledge on Economy Gives Some Relief to Oil Prices

Aug 28, 2010 at 10:11 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/23/2010 to 08/27/2010. Oil prices recovered some lost ground Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed stands ready to do whatever it takes…

Oil Prices Spiral Downwards as Economic Gloom Intensifies

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:32 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/16/2010 to 08/20/2010 Crude oil prices continued their downward spiral during the week as new data confirmed that  U.S. economic growth is slowing. The benchmark West…

Oil Fundamentals and The Oil Future

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:55 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In the next edition of my energy economics textbook, I rehash and augment my interpretation of various controversies having to do with fundamentals’ versus speculation (i.e. gambling) when considering the…

Crude Oil Prices Fall Below $80 Again as Officials Anticipate Slower Growth

Aug 13, 2010 at 17:02 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 08/09/2010 to 08/13/2010 Crude oil prices slumped below $80 a barrel again this week as the Federal Reserve and other official forecasters took a dimmer view…

Peak Oil: Why a Supply Crunch Can Lead to lower Oil Prices

Aug 11, 2010 at 09:19 | The Oil Drum

There seems to be an on-going debate among peak oilers and many economists as to which came first, the chicken (peak supply flow) or the egg (peak demand). The first…

The Price of Oil is Going Up

Aug 05, 2010 at 09:47 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received another scratchy, crackling cell phone call from my drilling buddy in the Texas natural gas fields today. You could almost choke from the dust on the line. He…

Cloudy Economic Outlook Keeps Crude Oil Trading in Narrow Range for Week

Jul 30, 2010 at 18:04 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 07/26/2010 to 07/30/2010. Crude oil futures continued to trade in a very narrow range, unable to cross the $79 a barrel threshold even though they ended…

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