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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:25 AM

Oil below $104 after S&P cuts Spain debt rating

Source: AP-Excite


SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices fell to below $104 a barrel Friday in Asia after Standard & Poor's lowered Spain's credit rating by two notches, re-igniting fears about Europe's debt crisis.

Benchmark oil for June delivery was down 67 cents to $103.88 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 43 cents to settle at $104.55 in New York on Thursday.

Brent crude for June delivery was down 49 cents at $119.43 per barrel in London.

S&P cut Spain's long-term sovereign credit rating to "BBB+" from "A" late Thursday amid growing concern a weak economy will undermine tax income and exacerbate budget woes.

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Smilo Apr 2012 #1

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:13 PM

1. I would like to ask the Oil Companies et al -

why is gas still so expensive at the pump............. it couldn't possibly have anything to do with wanting a change in the WH could it?

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