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angel4me
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:45:04 AM

BANGKOK – Worries about the U.S. economy following the release of a disappointing manufacturing report sent oil prices lower Tuesday.

Benchmark crude for January delivery was down 27 cents to $88.82 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract finished up 18 cents at $89.09 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday.

Manufacturing the U.S. shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, a trade group said Monday, because companies are worried about the "fiscal cliff" — sharp tax increases and spending cuts that take effect in 2013 unless U.S. political leaders strike a budget deal before then.

Flaring tensions in the Middle East, including Egypt's widening political crisis and reports that Syria may be readying its chemical and
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 10:25:47 AM

Seems the "trade group" from Australia must be listening to Fox News.... rather than dealing in facts...
esq262
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:02:58 PM

Let's see it at the pump.
eomc17
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:34:26 PM

WE ALL KNOW THAT OIL AND GASOLINE ARE WAY OVERPRICED!!! It doesn't matter who reports this garbage. The writers write this garbage to make the article look like we are getting gasoline at bargain prices when the national average for the year will break last year's record for the highest annual average in our HISTORY!!!
bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:47:44 PM

Using same excuses to go and to go down.
Dr Gas
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:29:25 PM

Wait - this is from FOX news Bangkok ??
Couldn't get it from a US source??
Mota
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:09:23 AM

A weak manufacturing level measurement is a BAD indicator of things to come.
scu227
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:48:38 AM

Not low enough !!!
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:14:34 AM

Crude is now at $88.24 (-.89) ... severely overpriced.
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:11:00 AM

With economic activity struggling to stay out of recession and supply 'above the average range,' why is oil above $50? (You only get one guess.)
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:56:14 AM

Seems Humle needs to improve his reading COMPREHENSION skills (grin)...
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:53:18 AM

Another faux news piece of pompous propaganda.....

Has a hidden truth.... (grin) ... the fiscal cliff of the GOP... (aka protect the special class from paying any taxes....)

What is funny.... Faux News is saying that lower oil prices are hurting the economy (grin)...
leraar2
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:51:30 AM

not dropping fast or far enough.
werich44
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:49:52 AM

Here we go again!
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:24:18 AM

THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:50:09 AM

Trying to understand how a manufacturing report effects the price of oil today....ok in 3 years, but not today. Get the speculators out of the market.
sabre75
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:39:38 AM

Trying to understand what Bangkok market has to do with US market??
Hawg1408
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:34:38 AM

Oh well, someone is still making huge profits even at this price. Should be lower yet.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:30:52 AM

Thank you, Obama.
SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:12:25 AM

Many companies announced layoffs immediately after the election.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:02:31 AM

Slight dip before Christmas travel, as usual. Then New Years jump.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:45:11 AM

WTI Crude Oil now at
$88.70
gfox4810
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:01:00 AM

Good news for oil prices ...bad news for manufacturing jobs.
MImusicman
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:59:04 AM

yeah oil...bad manufacturing
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:54:40 AM

just fall baby!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:49:06 AM

Keep falling.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:44:35 AM

oil down...... gas up
gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:40:54 AM

The merry-go-round oil prices continues!
335d1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:20:03 AM

What!??!! Nothing about the Middle East?
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:17:52 AM

Yet the gas jumps 22 cents a gal yesterday here.
pscamp
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:13:10 AM

OK
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:10:41 AM

It is time for them to get together.
StArrow68
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:05:27 AM

The analyst or Fox need some remedial math. It either went down .27 to 88.82, therefore starting at 89.09 and ended unchanged or it went up .18 from some other level to 89.09 but it would be hard to do both. Whatever the change it sounds fairly unchanged from the POV of gas prices.
yardslave
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:04:50 AM

I smell a speculator.."
EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:57:12 AM

Look after the mondial speculators, the president has nothing to do with it.
FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:47:28 AM

Nancy & Len wrote "Just look what Obama inherited from the incompetent president over the last four years" Priceless.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:34:35 AM

I see this is a lead story on my news site.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:32:29 AM

Just yesterday WTI shot up like a rocket only to come back down to it's original price. Go figure.
George0446
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:30:28 AM

The fiscal cliff, as I understand it is when the various government agencies get less of our tax money than they got last year. Why should they be different from tax payers who are doing with less and less as Obama's luxury ride goes on. Government agencies are getting too much money and need to be cut back. Just maybe if their pet programs get cut enough they will start to fix the mess that liberal / progressives in congress have made.
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:29:59 AM

Just look what Obama inherited from the incompetent president over the last four years.
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:26:52 AM

so whatinfluence does teh WTI have on gas prices if Beent stays above $110???
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:14:47 AM

humblepie:fewer jobs and higher oil prices, simple obamanomics

Try reading the title of the article.
Bussman
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:13:36 AM

Elections have consequences.
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:29:20 AM

Humblepie, you beat me to it!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:27:08 AM

fewer jobs and higher oil prices, simple obamanomics
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