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Wed May 30, 2012, 11:34 AM

Oil Tumbles to Seven-Month Low on U.S. Supply Glut

Source: Bloomberg

By Mark Shenk - 2012-05-30T15:19:01Z

Oil tumbled to a seven-month low on speculation that U.S. crude stockpiles climbed to the highest level since 1990 and as the euro weakened on concern that the debt crisis will overwhelm Spain.

New York futures fell as much as 3.6 percent and Brent oil traded in London dropped below $104 a barrel for the first time this year. An Energy Department report tomorrow is projected to show that U.S. supplies rose 1 million barrels to 383.5 million last week, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The euro fell versus the dollar as Spain’s default risk increased.

“We’re looking at a build of another million barrels to a 22-year high,” said Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. “Given how high inventories are and how weak the economy looks, no wonder we’re trading lower. We’re going to probably continue seeing dollar strength, which will keep the pressure on oil.”

Oil for July delivery fell $2.82, or 3.1 percent, to $87.94 a barrel at 11:17 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures reached $87.49, the lowest intraday level since Oct. 24. Prices are down 16 percent this month, the biggest drop since December 2008.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/brent-oil-falls-below-105-on-u-s-supply-glut-europe-co.html

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Purveyor May 2012 OP
Frustratedlady May 2012 #1
Stuckinthebush May 2012 #8
GoCubsGo May 2012 #17
1StrongBlackMan May 2012 #2
Arctic Dave May 2012 #3
Phlem May 2012 #4
demosincebirth May 2012 #5
Pab Sungenis May 2012 #6
liberal N proud May 2012 #7
RitchieRich May 2012 #9
Kyad06 May 2012 #10
bl968 May 2012 #11
BumRushDaShow May 2012 #12
dmosh42 May 2012 #13
madrchsod May 2012 #14
truthisfreedom May 2012 #15
DCBob May 2012 #16
may3rd May 2012 #18

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:38 AM

1. I forget...does Obama get credit for this? eom

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #1)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

8. It's only fair, no?

If he gets the blame when it goes up he should get the credit when it goes down

I'm sure the extreme right won't see it that way though.

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Response to Stuckinthebush (Reply #8)

Wed May 30, 2012, 08:49 PM

17. Of course they won't. You should read my local paper.

They are twisting themselves in knots trying to explain why lower prices have nothing to do with him, after blaming him for the higher prices. It would be hilarious if it weren't so goddamn pathetic.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:43 AM

2. And Yet ...

Gas prices creep down at a snail's pace.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:48 AM

3. I wonder how many frac companies

 

will go bust if prices keep falling.

Guess who gets to clean up the mess they'll leave.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:48 AM

4. It's still around

$4.30 to $4.50 for 89% octane in Washington State.

So much for the free market.

-p

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:49 AM

5. That's odd, we're still paying 4.35 a gal in Ca.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:54 AM

6. We have a glut because

 

Obama won't drill baby drill, and that's what's driving oil prices down, which is what's driving gas prices up.

(only because we don't have a "Fox News Says So" smilie)

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:55 AM

7. It's all Obama's fault

It was his fault when the prices went up, so it must be his fault when the go down.



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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 11:59 AM

9. I remember...

it was probably 2004, one of my friends who was a commodities broker was telling me that when it broke $50 a barrel, he made 20k that month, making sales phone calls to random people.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 12:15 PM

10. gouging us

Still 3.49 to 3.59 gallon for reg in NJ

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Response to Kyad06 (Reply #10)

Wed May 30, 2012, 12:39 PM

11. It Will Get There

I have seen the price as low as $3.17 a gallon in Tennessee, and it's continuing to drop rapidly.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:20 PM

12. In the $3.80s by me but there has ALWAYS been a glut

so much so that they were closing refineries, blowing up refineries or having mysterious fires at refineries, dumping oil at sea, suddenly having huge leaks in oil pipelines, parking tankers and tankers and tankers of crude in every available space they could find at ports around the world yet....

It should be down below $30/bbl. I only hope they don't suddenly run it up in October again right before the election.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:05 PM

13. The supplies of 'refined' fuels are still rigged to keep prices high. Forget....

the "Free Market" bullshit!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:20 PM

14. dropped close to 40ct in the last three weeks where i live

one gasoline company is offering 5ct a gallon off if you pay cash.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:28 PM

15. When gas prices are high, it's Obama's fault. When oil drops and gas prices are low,

it's market forces at work. You won't hear Rmoney mention oil for a while.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 07:39 PM

16. Funny.. just a month or so ago the media was all hyper about how high gas prices..

during the summer months were going to take Obama down since many would blame him. Now as prices plummet we hear nothing from them.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:32 PM

18. Gas prices need to be low for the harvesters. Food prices are where inflation must be kept in check

 

The trade off in low oil crude prices is on the oil supplier countries.....who may have to pump even MORE to keep revenues steady or simply, cut off the tap which hurts their own welfare in the very very short run
But I'm not going to shed a tear for that side of the market share.

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