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Fear Driving Energy Markets

OIL Price -- Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed. Nevertheless, lingering concerns over geopolitical tensions with Iran has prompted some governments to raise the possibility of releasing strategic petroleum reserves. Fundamentally, it seems, markets are well supplied, though it may be emotional factors driving certain aspects of the energy market.

The American Petroleum Institute, in its report for July, finds that crude oil demand is down to its lowest levels in roughly four years. U.S. petroleum deliveries for July declined to around 18 million barrels per day, the lowest level for the month sin


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Submitted Aug 21, 2012 By: mastermariner
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 1:53:08 AM

Fear big time.
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 12:23:01 AM

It's called, spin, speculation and de regulation. That is what is keeping prices high.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 12:03:47 AM

Fear? FEAR! False Evidence Appearing Real! Fear, IS NOT driving the prices higher. It's simple MANIPULATION.
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carranco
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:43:49 PM

Other than Fraudbama and Moochelle, people just aren't using much oil. Many don't even get out of bed any more.
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hank1326
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 5:22:32 PM

Now we just need to be fearless for the November election.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 3:24:38 PM

Historically...it alway has.
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Gramps001
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 3:15:26 PM

The only thing to fear is fear itself...never better said!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:04:47 PM

efficient use is the key
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Dale Jag
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 1:27:43 PM

Just think what the price of oil would be if we were using more!

Solar here, windmills now!
The future is in alternative energy not OIL.
Support the Picken's Plan NOW!
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mdotson
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:43:19 PM

Stupid!
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nickatnite
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:08:59 PM

"Emotional Factors" or price gouging?
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IMLURCH
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:59:33 AM

It is all a scam by the oil companies to get the price higher to justify higher gas prices and more profits.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:55:02 AM

"tensions with Iran has prompted some governments to raise the possibility of releasing strategic petroleum reserves"

No, high prices leading up to the election has prompted "some governments", i.e. the U.S. government, to do that.
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methaneman
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:41:46 AM

It is a broken system that needs fixing.. To much of the fear factor is in the price of fuel, besides manipulation and speculation.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:40:05 AM

its about time they start coming down...
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40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:36:47 AM

Then prices should be coming down not going up!!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:35:57 AM

Fear, what fear????????
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:31:48 AM

great and continue to conserve fuel, we can protest and push prices down lower!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:29:21 AM

Fear has driving Wall Street, for decades. And oil is controlled by Wall Street. This author must have been living under a rock, and just now figured this out?!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:28:13 AM

Self generated fear always seems to be an excuse to raise prices. Demand is down, prices should go down.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:26:40 AM

Whatever, bunch of BS if you ask me!!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:26:01 AM

The speculators will use any excuse to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:25:33 AM

White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed that a release from SPR "is an option that is on the table" in Washington. This comment shows how out of touch the administration is with the current market conditions and how desperate they are for votes. We have no supply disruption to necessitate a release from the SPR. The last release from the SPR had essentially no impact on oil and gasoline prices. A release from the SPR in an attempt to buy votes should be taken as insult to the intelligence of the voters.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:25:32 AM

We're all afraid we won't be able to afford it, but that doesn't seem to make any difference.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:23:30 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:21:47 AM

Seems to me it is more greed than fear driving the market...
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:21:40 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:20:18 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:20:13 AM

Does that mean we are independent now?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:18:54 AM

Make the speculators pay double for their gas and see how they like it...
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:14:49 AM

Fear drives just about everything.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:13:38 AM

Ridiculous, raising the price because of "fear" does absolutely nothing to change what they "fear". A restaurant can fear that if we eat too many bacon cheeseburgers it will be bad for our health but that does not justify a restaurant to demand $100 per bacon cheeseburger. All it is, is another excuse to keep prices high. No president since Carter has done anything serious to address the oil industry. This administration, especially if it hopes to see another term, needs to cap prices until excess speculation is driven from the market. Sure its a world market but most of the speculation originates here. Hopefully this would also lead the oil companies to refine and keep our own oil here rather than betray their nation and export it.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:13:05 AM

Oil Price.com is also a speculator. Not worth reading.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:12:24 AM

it is very simple, it is call greed!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:12:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:12:04 AM

Gee, we can't have reality driving energy prices now can we?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:11:17 AM

of course
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:09:26 AM

Probably so.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:08:25 AM

More speculation
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:03:45 AM

Any excuse to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:03:15 AM

Fear will also be driving our choice in the upcoming election. But do we really know what--or whom--to fear?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:02:46 AM

As always, no real reason, just something might happen.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:01:11 AM

And yet, we get screwed every day...
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:00:49 AM

Hopefully it will start to change as a result of November's election.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:59:54 AM

No correlation between oil and gas
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:59:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:59:12 AM

hope and change? suckers!!!

[Edited by: HYEgasCA at 8/21/2012 12:00:00 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:58:57 AM

There are many factors that go into pricing oil, such as fear...gee, I didn't know that.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:58:16 AM

Blah, blah, blah, blah. Stop Oil Speculation (SOS) NOW!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:57:57 AM

No kidding...
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