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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:19:58 AM

Oil prices started the new year Thursday with a gain amid hopes for stronger demand following a 7 percent surge in 2013.

Benchmark oil added 28 cents to $98.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Hopes for the solid demand in coming months are pegged to the signs of a recovery in the U.S., which is expected to help revive other major global economies.

Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international crudes used by many U.S. refiners, added 28 cents to $111.08.

In other energy futures trading:

โ€” Natural gas futures were little changed at $4.24 per thousand cubic feet.

โ€” Heating oil was also little changed at $3.07 a gallon.

โ€” Wholesale gasoline was unchanged at $2.79 a gallon.

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POWERSTROKE7.3L
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 9:51:11 AM

Cold weather more demand.
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CheapDiesel
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:38:17 PM

That is all the better excuse the speculators can come up with is the old, worn out "demand hopes" excuse? How long have they been claiming "signs of a recovery" in the US? They must be using the cooked government figures. How about looking at the records numbers on foodstamps and reduced work hours / layoffs due to Obamacare.
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cdanielwyke
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:12:03 PM

Well that turned around quickly.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:48:16 PM

So Big Oil raised the price of oil (and ultimately gas) because they think we're all doing so much better financially that we can afford to give them more money. They must be watchign a different US Economy than the one I find myself working in.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:38:07 PM

Gotta love speculation; its just that!
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:29:02 PM

Nooooooo!
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Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:12:26 PM

Everyone CONSERVE and we'll make those speculators wrong.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:52:46 AM

At 10:49 am CST Jan 2,2014,WTI is down $1.96,BRENT down $2.15,RBOB gas down over 5ยข.
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DLCarpernet
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:14:25 AM

Greed & speculators . . . and any other excuse to raise prices.
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rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:52:31 AM

here it's rising faster then the snow in chicago.
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:50:25 AM

Short-lived gain. WTI Crude is DOWN $1.61 this morning!!! FALL, baby fall!!
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moose21040
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:31:03 AM

Up,up and away!
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:26:45 AM

In winter demand is a necessity isn't it.
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car253
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:25:11 AM

Any excuse will do to raise prices.
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:13:52 AM

gasoline went up to 3.49 since new years eve in daytona beach florida
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:00:45 AM

Just paid $3.65 gal for heating oil yesterday !!
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scu227
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:59:16 AM

Now we are raising prices on a HOPE DEMAND INCREASES. This is just ridiculous.

If we hope demand goes down do we get a price reduction ????
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:45:43 AM

It raises on hopes? Good grief.
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Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:41:13 AM

Free market working in spite of gov't regulation chains.
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:31:49 AM

If the hope theory works, then I'll hope that I win the lottery and see how that works out.
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Anty57
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:13:20 AM

ok
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Sanpoil
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:34:18 AM

Speculators are sucking us dry.
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:32:55 AM

I hope I'll strike it rich. It doesn't mean anything.
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infinititom
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:32:17 AM

One day does not make a trend.
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radbadtz
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:26:28 AM

Free market economy makes all this possible, and makes America great! Those speculators need to feed the kids as well, right?
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jdda
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:19:38 AM

Prices rose here to start 2014
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:15:04 AM

The greedy speculators are already at it to push prices even higher in 2014.
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jsfb6pts
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:12:58 AM

If I am not mistaken ,taxes also went up in some states
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SiebsWI
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:11:02 AM

Here come the excuses
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lisenclose
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:10:34 AM

interesting
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:09:42 AM

Always raise the prices
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Peachy1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:09:28 AM

Oil market will continue to be a game forever, until something major happens. Time will tell. Seeing is
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papajcs
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:09:12 AM

Prices going up!
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:58:52 AM

a little
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:58:38 AM

Speculation raising prices is nothing new!
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:56:52 AM

Ok producers hope we drive more
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Rappcommuter
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:44:53 AM

Excellent point about simply hoping for a stronger economy will cause prices to rise. Fear is another term that will cause prices to rise, such as fear of unrest in any oil producing country. Nothing has to actually happen. If the hope or fear is realized, then it goes up even more.
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Bou
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Speculation, trying to raise prices.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:28:17 AM

As the world recovers, prices will rise.
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:27:26 AM

How do prognosticators and crystal ball readers measure 'hope.'
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NotTom
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:20:01 AM

recovery the new taxes will take care of that.
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:14:07 AM

Greed on parade.....where's the outcry!?!?!?
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:13:20 AM

"Hopes" - all it takes to raise prices is "hopes" - that sounds like 'speculation.'
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WestDriver
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:10:14 AM

Wait. I just saw an article about how prices would be lower this year.
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:03:03 AM

GREEDWAY added .30 cents at the pump last week
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:54:31 AM

Prices at pump rise also. Happy New Year.
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silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:43:00 AM

Yea i agree, here we go again.
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daequitz
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:39:42 AM

Start higher at the pumps too with the kick in of higher taxes.
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bills299
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:38:56 AM

Really?
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dandvicb
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:37:44 AM

"HAPPY NEW YEAR" from the SPECULATORS!!!
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