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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:55:46 AM

The value of Canadian oil has been blossoming thanks to intense demand from refineries around the country seeking to buy the advantaged crude oil and make more profit.

Canadian oil has routinely sold far cheaper than many other types of crude oils and is highly sought after for this reason. Back in December, Canadian oils were selling anywhere from $35-$45/bbl under West Texas Intermediate oil or as much as $50-$60 under Brent crude. Obviously, refineries around the country are trying to buy as much of the cheaper crude as possible, but the obvious trickle down is that as demand has risen for Canadian oil, so has the price.

Recently, Canadian oils stand just $15-$20 under the value of West Texas Intermediate crude, a sharp...

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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 1:42:00 AM

Good idea -- let them deal with spills.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 6:23:37 PM

why don't they refine it THERE??????
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:54:09 PM

the got us hooked like junkies...
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 11:17:22 PM

Maybe.
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 12:37:43 PM

Maybe.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 8:50:23 AM

so many old posts
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:24:09 PM

logic plays no part in oil prices
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 8:45:50 AM

Boom towns tend to work this way and has for centuries.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:52:03 AM

indeed, kar. Problem is, the boom won't last. And that means, lots of displaced folks.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 12:42:40 AM

Yep -- and merchants getting thrown out of there business locations for big buck renters, as well as Seniors getting thrown out of there rented houses. Bad scene for the common folk.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 12:10:50 AM

Kar: no surprise. Did you see the rent prices?
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 11:12:48 PM

Oh my.
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 1:41:02 AM

check out gas prices in ND -- they're getting scr***d.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:34:33 PM

this is te point so many dont get.. they blame the president or whoever they hate when it is time to realize big oil charges us whatever they want and what they think we will pay...
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 7:05:01 PM

Good news, but when are they going to lower prices at the pump?
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:27:48 PM

One knew that the free market forces would eventually bring the price of the oil produced in Alberta and the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota would rise nearer to the world price of oil. At the lower prices, it was cost effective to use trains to get the oil from these areas to refiners by rail. It will be interesting to see at what price point it will no longer economically realistic to use rail to transport the Alberta and Bakken production to the refiners.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 1:11:40 PM

that's just great
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 6:11:00 AM

Won't stay cheap.
moose21040
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 6:06:05 AM

I dont see cheap prices at the pumps
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:59:50 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:58:34 AM

A lot depends on the quality of the crude.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:56:26 AM

anything and everything
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:56:11 AM

After you add the increased transportation cost how much are the refineries saving?
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:55:40 AM

okay.
cookined
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:55:01 AM

Move on
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:54:33 AM

When you can buy something that cheap why wouldn't you.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:54:29 AM

We need the pipeline!!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:53:46 AM

Pure bull!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:51:28 AM

ok
jeff95519
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:50:40 AM

so then what
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:49:06 AM

A lesson to be learned here when thinking of CNG?
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:47:13 AM

Good news article helping us to keep perspective.
ncclyde
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:46:24 AM

that's how it works. when the demand is higher of a limited item, the price will rise.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:45:17 AM

SO old news???
raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:44:43 AM

old news
Redink
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:44:01 AM

Cheaper oil means more profit, as any savings are not passed down to the consumer.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:43:06 AM

Nothing new.
joekool1
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:40:43 AM

thisj ust doesnt sound right, but maybe
Lengas
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:40:15 AM

Big Oil Manipilation
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:39:37 AM

I speculate you are wrong.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:38:50 AM

build the keystone pipeline
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:34:57 AM

So they're buying oil at steep discounts and selling the refined gas at near record high prices...
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:34:27 AM

wont help at the pump.
no_monkey2002
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:32:37 AM

speculators at work
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:30:11 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:28:22 AM

MORE GREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:27:24 AM

Can't trust anyone, or anything!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:22:36 AM

Paranoid Central!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:19:41 AM

I don't think anyone is actually demanding this oil. It is that they just want to raise prices no matter what oil it is.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:17:45 AM

But the reason it was cheap was there was no way to transport it. To my knowledge keystone hasn't been built.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:17:40 AM

Any reason raise prices
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