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Message Posted: May 21, 2010 1:35:01 PM

Since this blog deals with a lot of forecasting and prediction, its always fun to go back in time and see how accurate those forecasts and predictions were. For today, we'll dig up the results of a poll that you may have taken in 2008, asking you about how high you thought oil prices would go.

In April of 2008, the question we asked you was "How high will the price of a barrel of oil go this year?" The results, as of all of our polls, are very interesting. For this one, about one in four, or ~26% got the answer right when they voted for "More than $140".

The results of that poll are below:
$120 was voted by 10% of respondents
$125 was voted by 15% of respondents
$130 was voted by 17% of respondents
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 6:01:08 AM

prices dropped way down by the end of the year
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:21:59 AM

prices go up.. we accept and then they stay up
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priver
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 8:58:58 AM

looking at the #'s, we want higher prices...priceless!!
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 12:59:25 AM

Interesting.
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werich44
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 7:28:19 AM

No surprises here.
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 9:11:10 PM

Greedy oil companies...
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:35:33 PM

prices will rise and rise
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 8:56:33 AM

Im right every time. Gas raises the first of the month to get those on a Pension or SS.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 11:53:34 AM

prices will be whatever "they" want them to be
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rickfro
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 9:59:58 PM

Let's see how low we can get it to go.
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theocean
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 8:50:21 PM

blah blah blah
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 8:35:58 PM

Who cares what happened in 2008.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 8:33:12 PM

Money, Money, Money! Boy, I got lots of competition.
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lesandliz
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:45:44 PM

I don't know who's more greedy the Oil company or our elected officals
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 12:34:00 PM

greed never goes away
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:57:00 AM

they will keep increasing...greed never goes away
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csh7586
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:16:38 PM

Don't go by me. I am always wrong. With that said, I predict prices rising this spring.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: May 28, 2010 4:22:35 PM

No, they'll trend higher yet again for the year; they've not hit their peak. Plus oil and gas both will be up past $150 and $4.50 a gallon here in the US within two to four years max. Don't be surprised to see $170 and $220 for a barrel of oil and $8, $10 and more for a gallon of gasoline.
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SteveSeattle
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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 10:48:48 AM

Same as predicting the stock market.
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mnorthwood13
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Message Posted: May 24, 2010 12:50:55 AM

I'm very surprised that Oil/Gas in general is still going down, almost a month around here. So I was way off. Hopefully I stay off because have to drive 2,000 to and from Virgina this summer.
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 8:07:09 PM

It's a shot in the dark, trying to predict correct price.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 12:04:34 AM

we know 2008 has passed. Can we move forward w/out speculation of what the future will hold?
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Blue48
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 9:28:30 PM

GUESS I MISSED THAT ONE!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 5:24:36 PM

tomok: you're right. The only thing for certain in life are taxes, pump/oil prices rising in the long run and death.
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tomok
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 9:19:19 AM

When trying to predict what big oil, the refineries and the speculators will do with the price of oil, you will never know. But the oil and fuel prices are sure to go up.
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JOHNNY95206
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 5:08:03 AM

The price of oil will go down, maybe down as far as $20 bbl.

Think anybody is listening. (ha ha)
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10k
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 3:28:03 AM

May 2010: world-wide depression is on the way..
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findcheap
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 3:17:42 AM

just guessing
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 3:13:21 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 3:02:59 AM

Thanks PD. Interesting.
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la90042
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 3:00:56 AM

prices were higher back then -- will go higher again
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:57:43 AM

Lower is good.
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comprof
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:56:59 AM

16 % out of 4 questions is random change. Worthless survey and article.
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CiVX
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:50:38 AM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz!
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AuburnTim
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:45:45 AM

When big businesses such as big oil are allowed to do as they please and have no regard for rules and regulations polls mean nothing.
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OnTheWater
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:39:19 AM

You can predict and forecast all you want, but oil will do what it wants and unless we put those greedy speculator's out of work they will just keep thinking up excuses to make oil rise higher and higher!!!
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raleightom
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:37:47 AM

I think it could go as low as $40 if the EU ends up in a recession. If the global economy recovers by year ens; then, I would expect to see #100.

I think gasoline prices are a totally different topic.

Will be interesting to watch and see how the new regulations regarding speculation of petroleum products affects petroleum and gasoline ;)
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jadeusa
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:37:12 AM

Hopefully we have hit our high price mark with crude already this year.
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speedys
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:33:38 AM

I a with you "DEG".
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rwm1
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:32:06 AM

I think I said 125. I agree with you mesovich. With speculators still running rampant, its impossible to guess where it will go. I don't think oil will be going up with the public opinion scrutinizing BP and other Big Oil companies. Too risky for them to be mucking up prices.
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mvosevich
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:22:08 AM

ALL predictions of this nature are a waste of time.
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genef01
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:17:15 AM

I thnk we will see it over $110.00 before the year's end.
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:12:49 AM

We don`t want to see the prices up there again.
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:11:45 AM

Gas prices in my locale have certainly not decreased anywhere near the percentage decrease the wholesale price of gasoline has decreased. Local gas prices are almost 40 cents greater than the lowest posted price in my state and 16 cents greater than the state average. 50 miles to the southwest along the Michigan/Wisconsin border, gas prices are 16 cents less than local prices and a whopping 22 cents less than they are in Green Bay, WI. The last thing Michigan residents need to endure is the manipulation of gas prices by one segment or another of the oil industry.
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zeddieiv
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:11:09 AM

or less, DEG
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DEG
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:09:25 AM

Still does not negate the fact that oil shoud be priced between $40 and $45 per barrel.
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Romey08
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 2:01:43 AM

everyone predicts the worst it becomes better news
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RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 1:54:20 AM

Very true! LOL!!
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1Casey
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 1:51:22 AM

Poll or survey, how accurate ?
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HA4CNN
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Message Posted: May 22, 2010 1:50:52 AM

It is a fact of speculative life that the market goes higher on the upside and lower on the down side than it should.
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