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Mideast woes, Fed move send oil to 4-month high

Houston Chronicle -- Turmoil in the Middle East and the announcement of Federal Reserve plans to stimulate the economy sent the price of crude oil rising Thursday to its highest level in four months.

U.S. benchmark crude rose $1.30 to $98.31 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest price at the close of trading since May 4.

With Iran's oil exports limited by sanctions and social unrest in several Arab countries making markets skittish, oil prices got another boost when the Fed outlined plans intended to give the slowly recovering economy a push that also might increase demand for energy.

It was a double whammy for oil markets, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service.

"There's increased tension in the Arab world, and you also have the espresso shot of monetary stimulu


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remay
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Oh, and don't forget that the speculators and traders hadn't made enough profits lately...
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Drill baby drill!!!!!! We do not need the arabs!!!!!!!
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Any excuse to jack up gas prices.
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Go wild whenever anyone sneezes!
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ramgas
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:58:44 PM

Pump prices quick to rise on this news, but never seem to recover when crude price goes down. How is that?
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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:56:01 PM

Will this gouging ever end?
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:55:20 PM

More spin.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:51:44 PM

who cares about the middle east anymore? I'm worried about a clash between North Dakota and Canada
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:49:33 PM

Bad.
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ok
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woe
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paid $4.19 this morning
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:42:30 PM

If you were invested in the stock market yesterday, you'd be looking at this as good news.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:41:56 PM

MORE HOCUS-POCUS.....
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How high will gas prices go?
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:38:07 PM

Blaming speculators for high energy prices is like blaming the weatherman for the bad weather!
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:36:57 PM

Dollar Index right now is down to 78.72! Obama record spends=downward pressure on US Dollar=Upward pressure on oil/gasoline!
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:36:30 PM

KEEP YOUR TANKS FULL! I've been preaching this for almost 2 months. The "pundits" and "experts" have NOT understood the supply/demand curve for gasoline that started to shape at the beginning of summer. Gasoline refineries have been overworked for months and months. Many have broke down. Some have caught on fire. This was all BEFORE the huricane!! We've seen some after driving season price drop, but very little and this is probably it. STAY FULL! We are only one or two down refineries from shooting back over $4 for a national average. Obamas failing and falling dollar will continue to put upward pressure on oil/gasoline.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:36:07 PM

Meanwhile consumers have no choice
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ok
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Gas will raise even more now
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crude raised mean gas price at the pump also raised...
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:35:11 PM

The speculators have another excuse to stick it to the little guy!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:35:03 PM

Sure it did.
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Up Up and away!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:33:20 PM


They always have an excuse. Break up the big oil monopoly.



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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:32:45 PM

Incredible how the price of crude changes to events that haven't even transpired.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:31:57 PM

Of course....good news sends prices up & bad news sends prices up!! Only thing speculators can't spin is no news!!!

As to those asking why prices are so high (here in 1.37/L or $6.22/gal Cdn) with demand down - its not supply/demand driving oil/gas mkt, except maybe supply/demand of paper bbls/gals.
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Any excuse for speculators.............
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The Fed should stop helping us.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:19:43 PM

well said tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:17:54 PM

In response to "Lologogo" question: "what ever happened to supply & demand running the prices of commodities?" When the speculators were allowed to purchase more and more oil as a commodity, they took over the price direction of oil. It just doesn't matter if supply is up or demand is down. The end decision of where the price of oil will go.....ding, ding, ding.....you got it, goes to the speculator. HOW WONDERFUL is that!!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:17:36 PM

Big Oil will use any event to justify upping the price of oil and prices at the pump! If this economy is to be jump started.. Big oil needs to get off their big profits and start lowering prices to the consumer.. yes the consumer, who drives the economy most!
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:17:04 PM

Tekkersmom57

----Our FED Chairman, Helicopter Ben, does not care about us little people. His sole mandate is to get the banksters, and the rest of the 1%, all of the money he can, by taking it from everyone else.
And don't think Mittens will do anything if he gets elected. Despite what he says, nothing will happen. After his acceptance speech, the big banks will have a chat with him. Make him "an offer he can't refuse", if you will.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:15:45 PM

Expect the price of oil to continue to rise because this Fed move has just further devalued our currency. Bernanke is an economic idiot.
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thanks for nothing
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:13:46 PM

How counter productive "to jump-start the lethargic U.S. economy, the Fed announced it would buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities each month with no set end date, a policy that could drive dollars into the market and boost spending. The move could weaken the dollar, on which crude prices are based, making oil a cheaper buy in other currencies."

So we produce the above action and raise oil prices which in turn JUMPS up the gas price. Enough is enough with oil and gas both rising. There are too many senior citizens on fixed incomes that will not be able to heat their homes this winter. The economy is very poor right now. Let's try an alternative method!
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O' BS, excuse, excuse, excuse as always.
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arghhhh
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that's great
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the dollar is falling.
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Can I change my vote on the price of oil at election time? ;-)
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A bunch of smoke and mirrors!
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We are headed straight to economic hell.
November is our last chance of survival. Vote wisely and save America.
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Guess which way the price of gas & diesel will be going.......... can you say UP
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:06:35 PM

but consumption is lower than it's been before so prices should be low, right? What ever happened to supply & demand running the prices of commodities?
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Here we go again ! ! !
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Politics at work. No surprise it's election year.
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same 'ol same 'ol.
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