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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2009 1:30:21 PM

Disclaimer: this post is completely based on my opinion.

While I could jokingly say $76 dollars of today's oil price of $77 is speculation, that wouldn't be quite accurate. No one knows- myself included- what that value may be. However, I'll try to break down the influences behind $77 oil. It would be difficult for me to endorse today's prices as being legitimate, but perhaps I can help you understand what is pressuring oil prices higher, and what is pressuring oil prices lower.


Real issues that have pressured oil prices higher in the last few weeks have included geopolitical concerns (most notably Iran and their nuclear ambitions), (READ MORE!) a strong Euro, and a weak Dollar, to name a few. Factors not proven that...

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4BigBob
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:14:21 AM

The same exact thing that was in $25 oil!
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:21:24 AM

The same exact thing that was in $25 oil!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:24:06 AM

A lot of greed.
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rickfro
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:50:23 AM

We need to stop buying oil on speculation.
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I'm glad I don't drive as much.
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We control nothing.
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We are still being ripped off by oil companies. Enough already.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:50:43 PM

No reason for oil prices to be so high for the supplies are so plenty!!!
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:20:18 PM

Let's get back to the 60's prices & full service stations when anyone who wanted a job could get one.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:37:22 AM

Ok?
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:31:54 AM

oil
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:45:51 PM

really too hard
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Ass low as it can go.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:50:34 AM

As we've seen...if the oil price drops...that does not always translate to a drop in the price of gas or diesel.
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I'd like to see $2.00 per gallon gasoline too.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:24:36 PM

$77 I would love to se it at $77
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Huummmmm.
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innovation will come and get us off oil, in a hundred years.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 2:41:09 PM

ok
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ok
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This is wicked old
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My $3.33 for every gallon of gas
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 10:32:31 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 5:33:58 AM

old story
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 2:37:25 PM

k
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2009 4:31:06 PM

Hey didn't I just read this one?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2009 2:57:08 PM

lots of prophets.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2009 8:34:46 AM

down to almost $73 overnight. Still way too high
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2009 8:35:50 PM

57 dollars of greed to say the least.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2009 8:21:57 AM

If this is based entirely upon "opinion", it does NOT qualify as "news", and thus DOES NOT BELONG IN THE RECENT NEWS FORUM, according to this website's submission guidelines.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 2:24:29 PM

I think I made a comment on this the other day.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:22:58 PM

A possible U.S. economic recovery, a possible recovery in jobs, and a possible recovery in oil demand may account for future prices of gas at the pump but have no bearing on that price today.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:18:12 PM

This one sounds familiar too! Wasn't this one here yesterday?
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:10:15 PM

time for a new article.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:08:01 PM

Now if I could only figure how to make a profit on this, I could retire. Then again I would have to watch how much I make, for the Dem's would find a way to tax me into the poor house.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:07:06 PM

Save your gas bag we're getting screwed.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 1:05:10 PM

Was this article here before?
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:47:08 PM

Seems like most articles on speculation focus on when speculation increases prices. No one asks when oil was at $30 last year how much speculation had dropped the price below its true price. Truth is that speculation can make prices swing away from its natural price - in either direction. A speculator can make money on prices going either up or down.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:46:52 PM

What say we get back to posting NEWS here? Hmmm, Patrick??

Create another front page section for these blog postings.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:46:46 PM

While the explanation is nice, it doesn't make me any happier.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:41:08 PM

How do you define profit vs greed?
Or would some have us believe all profit is greed?
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:40:38 PM

Like you said, one man's opinion. Make that two.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:36:35 PM

This was posted yesterday
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hatterasjack
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:34:30 PM

Hey didn't I just read this one?
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:28:22 PM

Say story, different day.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:28:13 PM

No surprises there. We are paying for speculation and manipulation.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:27:03 PM

Old speculation
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:25:14 PM

More like $76.9 dollars is speculation.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:22:29 PM

All this talk about what is a "fair price" is bogus -- None of us know what the true cost of production is. True, some of the price has been affected by speculation, but greed -- come on, greed is integral part of capitalism.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2009 12:22:20 PM

BAsic economics says that the accurate price is the price at which the seller sells and the buyer buys.
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