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Energy / Oil Prices

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…

Oil Prices Show Little Momentum for Breaking Through $80 Barrier

Jul 24, 2010 at 04:02 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 07/19/2010 to 07/23/2010. Prices of crude oil futures slumped below $79 a barrel on Friday despite a stock market rally and the rise of Tropical Storm…

Stock Prices, Economic Data Buffet Crude Oil Futures in Lackluster Trading

Jul 18, 2010 at 14:18 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 07/12/2010 to 07/16/2010 An unexpectedly sharp drop in a key consumer confidence index sent stocks plummeting on Friday and drove down prices for crude oil futures…

Crude Oil Tracks Stocks Upwards to Close Week Above $76 a Barrel

Jul 10, 2010 at 04:46 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 07/05/2010 to 07/09/2010. Crude oil futures finished the week on a positive note, tracking stocks upward after hitting the low for a month earlier in the…

Tropical Storm Threat Propels Oil Prices to Gain for the Week

Jun 27, 2010 at 21:23 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 06/21/2010 to 06/25/2010 Crude oil prices surged ahead more than 3% on Friday as the first Atlantic tropical storm of the season began brewing in the…

Crude Oil Holds on to Week’s Gains After High Inventories Threaten Rally

Jun 18, 2010 at 17:31 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 06/14/2010 to 06/18/2010. Crude oil futures held on to strong gains for the week in lackluster Friday trading, after higher-than-expected inventories earlier in the week threatened…

Will Iranian Sanctions Hit Oil Prices?

Jun 15, 2010 at 12:07 | Geoffrey Styles

Wednesday's UN Security Council vote on a further round of sanctions on Iran merits attention. While the U.S. and its key allies were able to get a somewhat diluted slate…

Oil Price Rally Stumbles Friday on Negative Economic News

Jun 11, 2010 at 16:40 | Darrell Delamaide

Oil Market Summary for 06/07/2010 to 06/11/2010. After clawing its way back above $75 a barrel on Thursday for the first time in four weeks, the benchmark oil futures contract…

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