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Category: Gas - Petrol

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Commodities

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Story Behind US Gas Price Pain / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Marin_Katusa

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMarin Katusa, Casey Research writes: Gasoline consumption in the United States has been dropping for years. In the last decade, vehicle fuel efficiency has improved by 20%, and the combination of that shift and a weak economy of late has pushed gasoline demand to its lowest level in a decade.

At the same time, US oil production is at its highest level in a decade. Deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico and horizontal fracs in the Bakken shale have turned America's domestic oil production scene around. After 20 years of declining production, US crude output rates started to climb in 2008 and have increased every year since.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gas Prices as an Indicator of Energy Costs / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: BATR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe consumer does not need more reminders about the pain experienced with every fill up at the pump. The drain on your pocketbook is growing. During economic dislocation and diminished vitality any prospects of a turnaround dim as gas approaches $4.00 a gallon and beyond. Been here before and the idea that this time the economy will be less effected is unreasonable. The cost for all energy is rising but the impact of gas prices has a personal burden on everyday budgets. The Price of Fuel provides a useful synopsis.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No Easy Fix for Gas Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Peter_Schiff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis month, as unleaded gasoline prices increased for 17 consecutive days (to a national average of $3.647 per gallon - up 11% thus far this year) and West Texas Intermediate crude joined Brent crude in breaking through a $100 per barrel level, energy prices emerged as a full blown political issue. While President Obama conveniently claimed that rising prices were the consequence of an improving economy (they're not, and it isn't) Republican fingers began to point sanctimoniously at current drilling policies. And while none of the accusers had any idea why prices were actually going up, the award for the most dangerous 'solution' must go to Bill O'Reilly at Fox News. The master of the "No Spin Zone" announced that high pump prices could be permanently brought down by a presidential order to restrict exports of refined gasoline. Not only does Mr. O'Reilly's idea demonstrate contempt for the U.S. Constitution but it also displays a thorough lack of economic understanding.

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Commodities

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Split Personality of Gasoline and Diesel / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: EconMatters

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCrude oil tanked to its lowest in more than six weeks, amid a broad selloff in other commodities and equities with investors increasing fear of another global recession after the U.S. Federal Reserve warned of "significant downside risks" to the U.S. economy on Thursday, Sept. 22. Oil prices plunged $5.00 a barrel on that day, and as of Friday, Sept. 23, WTI sank to $79.96 a barrel, while the ever relentless Brent also retreated to $103.97.

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Commodities

Monday, April 25, 2011

Charting the Course to $7 Gas / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJ. Kevin Meaders writes: Let's go back to the beginning of the current economic crisis — yes, it is still a crisis for many millions of Americans who lost their jobs, ruined their credit, filed for bankruptcy, lost their homes, and lost their lifestyle. Shanty towns have popped up all over America, though rarely gaining media exposure.

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Commodities

Saturday, April 02, 2011

U.S. Consumers Have Big Banks To Blame For High Gasoline Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a bit of irony here in that the very same banks that taxpayers bailed out, and saved from going completely belly up, are now making you pay once again in the form of higher Oil prices, and the resultant higher gasoline prices at the pump (Fig. 1). Don`t be fooled by the rhetoric generated in the media by the Big Banks regarding the Middle East.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why Sam the Gas Station Man is Pumping His Last Gallon of Gas / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKent Moors, Ph.D. writes: I am a great believer in the American entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, the U.S. economy stands or falls on our ability to provide enough space to allow small folks to have big-time dreams.

However, when times get difficult, some little folks end up under the bus - along with their dreams.

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Commodities

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Will Japan Earthquake Send Gasoline to $5 / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBob van der Valk & Dian L. Chu write: The fallout on the fuel market will be severe following the 9.0 Japanese earthquake on Friday, March 11. 2011, since Japan will have to supplement their nuclear energy power production with coal, natural gas and oil-fired power plants.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gasoline: No Cure For High Prices Like High Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCrude oil market has been on a wild roller coaster ride ever since riots started escalating in Egypt and Libya. The latest Libyan supply disruptions sent WTI futures surging above $103 a barrel in New York on Thursday, Feb. 24, while Brent oil in Europe was also closing in on $120 a barrel.

However, both oil markers retreated mostly due to traders scrambling to reposition when NYMEX and ICE boosted margin requirements on oil futures as crude traded above $100 a barrel.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Lock In Your Gasoline Prices With Crude Oil on the Rise / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Jared_Levy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYes, it's true. I know what you are thinking... that I'm probably going to show you some fancy stock or futures contract strategy to offset higher crude oil prices -- but it might be simpler than that. The question is whether it's worth it or not... Let's take a look.

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Commodities

Friday, February 04, 2011

Rare Earths Affecting Gas Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Anthony_David

A Reuters poll indicates that oil prices in 2011 will be driven largely by Chinese demand and reach a little over $90 a barrel. Prices, however, are unlikely to cross the $100 mark given the high global inventories. Further, the current landscape is unlike that of 2008 when the supply-demand gap was massive enough to drive prices up to $147.27 per barrel.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, January 14, 2011

What You Should Do to Cut Your Energy Bill / Personal_Finance / Gas - Petrol

By: Sean_Brodrick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA Modern American uses about as much energy as a blue whale. That’s not an easy feat, considering that blue whales outweigh us — even us supersized Americans — 2,285 to 1. But this has consequences for the whole world because the whole world wants to live like big, fat Americans, and the world can’t support 7 billion blue whales.

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Commodities

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gas Prices are Headed Higher – Here's How to Profit / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: As Money Morning predicted in its 2011 Outlook for oil prices, crude is poised to surge over $100 a barrel this year. And gas prices are likely to follow suit - perhaps even testing their record high above $4 a gallon.

In fact, one expert - former president of Shell Oil John Hoffmeister - predicts prices at the pump will top $5 a gallon.

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Commodities

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Former Shell Oil Chief Predicts $5 Gas by 2012 / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Mac_Slavo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThough he’s no longer running one of the largest companies in the world, former President of Shell Oil John Hofmeister warns that the outlook for gas prices in the coming decade is not looking good:

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Politics

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iran Sanctions Inflicting Pain At Gas Pump, Stalling Energy Projects / Politics / Gas - Petrol

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough the Iranian government insists that countries like China and Russia can make up lost Western investment in the petroleum sector, rising gas prices and stalled energy projects are signs that the regime is beginning to buckle under international sanctions.

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Commodities

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An 'Early Warning System' For Gasoline Price Forecasting / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKent Moors writes: What started out as a routine fill-up at the service station that I frequent has turned into a solid gasoline-price-forecasting model that should spotlight the most-imminent profit opportunities.

Of course, it wouldn't have happened without Sam.

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Commodities

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gas Prices Falling in Line With Crude Oil Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: LiveCharts

While declining oil prices over the last week have not necessarily caught the attention of consumers as much as they have speculators and impacted businesses, falling gas prices have. Friday (January 22) marked the seventh consecutive day of falling fuel prices with the current national average at $2.73, according to Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service.

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Commodities

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gas Prices Rollercoaster: Why Energy and Infrastructure Are Inextricably Linked / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident-elect Obama takes office in less than a week's time. While many will be watching closely to see how he handles the ongoing financial crisis, I'll be equally interested to see how he handles a far more ominous one: our ongoing energy and infrastructure crisis. Regular readers know I believe energy and infrastructure are inextricably combined. We need cheap energy to fuel sustained economic growth. And we need infrastructure in place to move and dispense the energy from its source to its destination. Today I'm going to give you a perfect example of how the two are intertwined, and how one can play off the other to create a positive benefit for all.

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Commodities

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gasoline Shortages And Higher Prices Expected / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Mike_Shedlock

There is an excellent discussion of the Implications of a Ten Day Refinery Outage on The Oil Drum. I encourage everyone to take a look. The comments are good too. Here are a few snips.
Insight 4. It is likely that we will have product shortages for at least the next three to four weeks, because of shut in refinery capacity and reduced refinery runs.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How Foreign Policy Affects Gas Prices / Politics / Gas - Petrol

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

We've heard how the value of the dollar affects gas prices - and indeed the price of everything. I was pleased that my request for a hearing on such was granted by the Financial Services committee and we were able to hear some very informative testimony. Certainly domestic policies, regarding off-shore oil drilling bans, ethanol mandates, refining capacity, and CAFE standards are interventionist and harmful enough in the energy market.

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