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brbaritone
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West Texas Intermediate swung between gains and losses near a two-week high. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its price forecasts for Brent crude, citing supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.

Futures fluctuated in New York after capping the longest rising streak since April last week as unrest in Egypt fanned concern that Middle East shipments may be at risk. Defense Minister Abdelfatah al-Seesi said yesterday the military won’t allow the country to be destroyed after a week of violence left hundreds dead. Global oil inventories have “tightened substantially,” according to Goldman Sachs. U.S. refinery rates fell in the week to Aug. 9, a fourth weekly drop.

“Brent is still supported by supply disruptions and geopolitics,” Andrey Kryuchenkov, an analyst at VTB Capital in London, said in ...
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mdcsgt
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Not GOLDMAN!! IMAGINE THAT! TOOTING their own horn and generating MORE MONEY OFF SPECULATION!!!
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Any reason works
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SHUT DOWN GOLDMAN SACHS!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:54:36 PM

Goldman Sachs only wants to do what is best for their speculators!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:24:12 PM

Blah blah.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:38:35 PM

prices have been too high
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I have a very low opinion of Goldman Sachs
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 12:01:04 PM

Brent Crude Oil
$111.17
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:36:08 AM

Speculators and more speculators.
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Whatever...
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:08:00 AM

These companies thrive on oil price volatility and they and the oil industry reaps the benefits. The US consumer pays the bills.
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SPECULATION, MANIPULATION and GREEEEEEEEEEEED !!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:08 AM

greedy manipulation
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Goldman and Sheik Obama in bed together
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Speculative "dog-whistle".
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Speculators feeding the market with Saudi money.
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We need to forecast building the Keystone Pipeline!
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Investors making forcasts to drive the market should be illegal.
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it is what it is
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lower!
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Use less gas, everyone!
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One way up, slow way down.
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Higher forecasts by speculators mean higher prices at pumps.
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Nothing but greedy manipulation and speculation!
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speculators
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Goldman is one of the largest oil speculators & Obama supports. They also received a bailout, plus the CEO's wife was given 2 million plus GRANT to start a business. " The selling of the White House " by B. Obama.
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OK.
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The article continues:

... an e-mail. The drop in U.S. refinery runs shows “summer demand is easing,” he said.

WTI for September delivery, which expires tomorrow, fell 21 cents to $107.25 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 11:04 a.m. in London. It settled at $107.46 on Aug. 16, the highest close since Aug. 1. The October contract was down 33 cents to $106.96. The volume of all futures traded was about 5 percent below the 100-day average.

Brent for October settlement rose 11 cents to $110.51 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. It was at a premium of $3.55 to WTI. The spread narrowed for the first time in a week on Aug. 16 to $3.11.

Brent, the benchmark crude for more than half the world’s oil, may rise to about $115 a barrel in the “very near term,” Goldman Sachs said in a report today. It raised its three-month and six-month price projections.

“The disruptions in Libyan oil supplies have lasted far longer than we initially thought, with no near-term resolution in sight, which was further complicated by the involvement of the military,” said Jeffrey Currie, a Goldman analyst in New York. “Combined with the ongoing problems in Iraq, which we see extending into the autumn, OPEC outages since the beginning of the summer have taken 33 million barrels off the market.”
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