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brbaritone

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:23:47 AM

U.S. crude oil futures may break below $100 a barrel this week as Iran continues diplomatic overtures towards the West, according to CNBC's latest market survey of traders, analysts and strategists.

Market uncertainty over the U.S. budget impasse and the debt ceiling will likely hasten any move below triple digits, survey respondents said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Friday in the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades, raising hopes of a breakthrough in Western efforts to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb, Reuters reported. Rouhani seeks to lift international sanctions which have cut Iran's crude oil exports by more than half since early 2012

"With Syria silent and Iran mellowing down" U.S....
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:41:57 AM

Don't bet on it helping!! TOO MANY SPECULATORS!!!!
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zuess28
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:30:07 AM

This is awesome.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:04:07 AM

Lets hope so.
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:48:18 PM

Very welcoming news! I would love to go back down into the 90s for oil.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:00:18 PM

Don't hold your breath, the Iranians stink worst than a desert camel.

They are smelling good, cause they want the U.S. to think they smell good.

The odor of reduced oil prices is what drives them to bargain for the lifting of the international oil sanctions.
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Grismer
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:34:31 AM

Encouraging news in many respects.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:31:36 AM

If so it will not be for long
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skempton
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:31:09 AM

won't do much at the pump.
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c0wb0y
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:00:31 AM

Great to hear.
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Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:55:37 AM

Oil hit last low below $20 when Middle East was quiet.
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Zeke33
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:49:52 AM

Keep dropping. Good for the pump but bad for the speculators.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:49:27 AM

I see Iran talking but not saying anything of substance.Iran is playing a game of perception. Syria is a wait and see what is disclosed and what is turned over. I suspect that Syria's chemical weapons turnover will not go as peacefully as some expect. The budget impasse may drive oil down as the politicians spend time grandstanding and not addressing the real work of governing.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:42:13 AM

Time for cheaper crude
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pscamp
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:40:41 AM

OK
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scu227
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:40:28 AM

That's a step in the right direction, but it still needs to be a lot lower.
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IronMyShirt
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:38:38 AM

Something or some reason will happen to get it back up -- whether real or imagined.
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:35:59 AM

If it was negative news it would have been up $20.
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:23:12 AM

Good. Keep the decline coming.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:22:53 AM

See friendship pays, even it is with enemy
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WestMichigan
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:21:45 AM

Who would have thought Iran would be the reason oil is going down instead of up!
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:18:57 AM

I will take any savings at the pump that I can get as the Obama Administration is going to do nothing but raise my taxes for their entitlement spending.
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:16:06 AM

trend is your friend
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ironbox_sara
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:14:39 AM

Big deal. Should be $25 a barrel.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:14:19 AM

Oh oh.... I bet the Big O did not count on that.....
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:02:05 AM

No matter where oil falls the speculators will mop up all the profits before it hits the pumps.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:57:58 AM

still $60 a barrel overpriced
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:23 AM

Very good!
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:55:05 AM

something will come along or be made up to keep prices inflated
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:47:10 AM

I hope it does.
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dudleydog
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:46:40 AM

hope that it keeps going down...
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:45:07 AM

Down baby go down a lot.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:38:40 AM

Keep US crude lower than $100!
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Bou
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:37:49 AM

Hope it goes down way under $100.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:30:10 AM

Oil (101.44 -1.43) and gasoline prices are both down in early trading, that may change but looks promising at the moment.
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:26:46 AM

While the Iran factor could have significant impact on oil, combined with that of the threatened shutdown and the apparent resolution of the Syrian crisis, fuel should continue to lower in pricing.
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:25:24 AM

The article concludes:

"The focus currently seems to be more on the supply picture especially oil returning to the markets from Libya and Sudan," said Vandana Hari, Editorial Director, Asia at Platts. "That, coupled with record-high Saudi output, the disappearance of the Syria premium, and cautious optimism over a diplomatic solution - no matter how distant - to the U.S. and Iran nuclear stand-off, lend a bearish tone to the market."

However, latest data from IG Markets shows its clients leaning marginally towards the bullish end of market expectations. It shows 53 percent of as much as 250 IG clients with open positions in U.S. crude futures expect prices to climb while the remaining 47 percent are betting on price falls.

A deepening impasse over the U.S. budget negotiations and fears of a looming government shutdown loom may add to volatility in the oil markets, traders said.

"Washington issues will dominate and I expect we will see many gyrations in all markets because of this," said Mark Waggoner, president of Excel Futures, a commodities-trading firm based in Bend, Ore. "Oil should test $97.00."
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