Energy futures are lower once again today on pessimism concerning the European recession as well as a slowdown in China causing crude oil prices in early trading in New York to be down another $.85 in the June contract trading at $96.22 a barrel also in sympathy with the stock market the rest the commodity markets all.......
Fear and panic have driven the oil market sharply higher over the last few days. Just last week crude oil was trading at $85 per barrel. Overnight, spot crude hit $103.00 per barrel. This massive spike was all on the back of unrest in the Middle East. Libya is now in what appears to be a civil war but the biggest fear on Wall Street is whether or not it would spread to Saudi Arabia.
Merry Christmas Crude Oil Bulls...From President Obama!
Is the second term of the Clinton presidency back? Even Bill couldn't have timed a better trade as President Obama let's it be known that he is willing to extend the Bush era tax breaks for an extension of unemployment benefits. This as our world currency [crude oil of course] hovers around the most critical level of 90+ a barrel. Is $90 our new support number?
Crude Prices Stagnate Amid Doubts About Global Demand
Oil Market Summary 03/08/2010 to 03/12/2010
Crude oil prices tread water for the week as uncertainty about demand continued to weigh on the market. Prices were down slightly on the week, with the benchmark West Texas Intermediate settling on Friday at $81.24 a barrel, compared with $81.50 a week ago.
There Will be No Economic Recovery as the Era of Cheap Oil Comes to an End
When oil crossed $120 a barrel for the first time in May 2008, oil cornucopians knew they were in trouble. Prices had quadrupled in just five years, yet had failed to bring new production online. Regular crude had flatlined around 74 million barrels per day (mbpd). The case for peak oil was looking stronger with every new uptick in crude futures.