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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:03:20 AM

VIENNA (AP) -- Tough decisions await OPEC oil ministers sitting down this week for a policy meeting. The 12-nation cartel has to deal not only with how much crude to produce for the next few months but must also fill a senior position coveted both by Saudi Arabia and archrival Iran.

With world supplies ample, there is some rationale for curbing output when the ministers meet Wednesday in Vienna.

Oil inventories in the major industrialized countries are high, with an energy boom in non-OPEC member resulting in stocks of oil at their most plentiful there since 2008. Meanwhile, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is pushing out over 31 million barrels a day. That's substantially more than its official daily ceiling of 30 million barrels and the highest in four years,
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:20:08 PM

OPEC is irrelevant.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:31:38 AM

Iran should be kicked out of OPEC.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:25:33 AM

The Iran oil embargo should be enforced until they stop going nuclear.
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:58:22 AM

opec smopec
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darkform
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:58:05 AM

ok
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hornet17
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:42:12 AM

they control the product for the most extent, they can do what they choose. Unless we find an alternative.
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dabayer
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:19:13 AM

OPEC, an international cartel. All legal! All legal?

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:06:37 AM

Interesting article
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:03:44 AM

Up go the prices!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:48:33 AM

We have pay because of their ways of doing things
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:19:16 AM

oil is just going to go up.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:15:48 AM

time to break the cartel
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bcline909
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:14:44 AM

tough decisions
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:55:23 AM

With supplies up and demand down, cutting production should not be a big deal, but the SPECULATORS will think differently.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:49:49 AM

B-b-b-but I thought the Iranians weren't selling any oil. On account of the embargo, don't you know. Oh, you mean it's possible to get around embargoes when you're selling a fungible product? Well, I'll be darned, who'd-a-thunk!

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:44:36 AM

Agree with Eagle 3236
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:36:29 AM

Hope we get the Keystone pipeline built, then this news will not affect us as much.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:24:19 AM

Tough times for the unbelievably rich.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:21:08 AM

makes sense - hope supply is not curbed
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:12:08 AM

The fear factor.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:09:41 AM

arabs have hated each other for a thousand years
this is just another forum
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:05:12 AM

Whatever they decide will allow the speculators an opportunity to increase the price of oil.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:04:46 AM

If they do we need to apply sanctions on them.
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