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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…

Oil Prices are Heading Higher as Middle East Troubles are Far From Over

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:32 | Cumberland Advisors

“there’s so much unrest that one can actually sense or imagine unknown nano-particles of rage colliding in mid-air...”  (Source: a private person who screens Middle East media for me and…

The Largest Risk to the US Economy Today is an Oil Shock – Awareness of this Risk is Minimal

Mar 07, 2011 at 09:47 | Gail Tverberg

Steve Kopits, Managing Director of Douglas-Westood consulting firm, made a presentation called “Oil, the Economy, and Policy” to the US House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee recently that I thought was…

Obama Attempting to Talk Down High Oil Prices

Mar 07, 2011 at 08:49 | Top Stock Portfolios

Civil war in Libya. A regime change in Egypt. Growing unrest in Bahrain and Yemen. Protests in Iran. And growing anxiety over the contagion of civil uprising in places like…

Could a Variable Oil Tax Make this the Last Oil Price Shock?

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:24 | Ed Dolan

It must be Groundhog Day. Events in Libya have pushed world oil prices over $100 a barrel yet again. Retail gasoline prices, usually low this time of year, are at…

Crude Oil Price Hits $120

Mar 02, 2011 at 14:12 | Bruce Krasting

Crude oil from the “light end of the barrel” hit $120 this morning. Forget what Bernanke and the MSM are telling you. They keep showing the WTI price. Even supposedly…

At Least One Eurozone Country Will Default if Brent Crude Rises to $150 a Barrel

Mar 02, 2011 at 10:06 | Business Insider

If the price of Brent crude oil surges to $150 a barrel, one eurozone country will default and the whole region will fall into recession, according to Marie Diron of…

$100 Oil and the Economy – Is the Worst Behind Us?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:17 | Cumberland Advisors

Some folks look at the $100 oil price and conclude that it has stabilized and that everything will be OK.  They argue one can now sell the oil stocks and…

High Oil Prices and Recessions

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:53 | Gail Tverberg

The idea that high oil prices cause recessions shouldn’t be any surprise those who have been following my writings, or those of Dave Murphy, or those of Jeff Rubin. Yesterday,…

How Would the Economy be Affected by $100 Oil?

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:41 | Business Insider

Oil has crossed the $100 threshold a couple times in the last day or so, but there’s still a lot of confusion over what that means. To be sure, predicting…

Don’t Compare the Current Oil Situation to $140 Oil in 2008

Feb 26, 2011 at 12:52 | Hidden Levers

There’s been too much cacophony about the Libya unrest.  Rather than be beholden to the sensationalist financial media and just fear monger over Oil prices, it’s a better idea to…

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