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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…

Despite Huge Resources Only a Small Amount of Oil is Recoverable

Mar 02, 2011 at 10:11 | Gail Tverberg

The world holds a huge amount of oil resources. Besides liquid oil, there is very heavy oil in various forms. There is also liquid oil trapped in oil shale, oil…

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…

Chesapeake Selling off Shale Gas Assets: What Happened to Cheap and Abundant Gas?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:22 | Kurt Cobb

Only two years ago Chesapeake Energy Corp. president Aubrey McClendon was telling us about the limitless future of natural gas in North America. It was going to free us from…

$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…

A Detailed Look at Urban Energy Consumption

Mar 02, 2011 at 07:56 | The Oil Drum

Everyone knows that it takes energy to produce anything. The energy used in mining, transport, processing, manufacturing, delivery, and disposal is “embodied” in every product we consume, from food to…

Oil Supply Disruptions in The Middle East Now Becoming Evident

Mar 01, 2011 at 08:09 | The Oil Drum

The impacts of the disruptions in the Middle East are now starting to become evident as supplies no longer flow into the delivery pipelines that carry fuel from countries such…

The Failure of U.S. Politicians to Open electricity and Other Energy Markets

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:56 | Robert Rapier

Over the last century, U.S. politicians have formulated policies favoring monopolies and their affiliates and friends, while picking winners and losers, often favoring higher-cost technologies, causing consumer and taxpayer rip-offs,…

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,…

Oil Price to Natural Gas Ratio Near Record Highs

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:44 | Al Fin

Whenever the price of oil diverges from the price of natural gas, opportunities for profit emerge. With the price of natural gas remaining below $4 even as NYMEX crude is…

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…

America’s Role in the Global Oil Market

Feb 28, 2011 at 07:35 | Charles Hugh Smith

It's pretty easy to sum up America's role in the global market for oil: We need it, they got it. Here are the numbers, via the U.S. Energy Information Administration…

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…

Investors Jumping On-Board the Colombian Oil Bandwagon

Feb 25, 2011 at 08:15 | Southern Pulse

Carlos Slim announced in early February that he would increase his investments in Colombia, particularly in the oil sector. This week he backed up his statement by having his Grupo…

Another Massive Natural Gas Resource Becomes Available

Feb 25, 2011 at 08:00 | Brian Westenhaus

There is a huge reserve of natural gas already discovered, waiting for use and distributed worldwide.  The reserves are simply natural gas that is naturally formed with other gases, mostly…

Forget Libya, The Smart Money is Eyeing Developments in Saudi Arabia

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:49 | Hidden Levers

The smart money has their eyes on Saudi Arabia. Will the protests there turn ugly?All the drama seen on the streets, from the unnecessary deaths to Muammar Gadhafi’s rhetoric…

Clean Energy Commodities: The Answer to Middle Eastern Oil

Feb 24, 2011 at 12:42 | Jeb Handwerger

Many of the great declines in the stock market over the past 30 years have been related to oil (United States Oil (USO)). This week we have seen the major…

Libya's Role in World Oil Production, Past and Future

Feb 24, 2011 at 08:04 | The Oil Drum

Libya is a relatively new country, having declared independence in 1951. For the last 39 years, the country has been ruled by a single man, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. Over the…

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