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Oil Market: Rectifying The Broken Paper Pricing Model

It has become quite apparent that major changes are necessary in the oil futures market after the latest year of volatility which had little relation to the actual fundamentals of supply and demand in the marketplace. ...

Coal Generators Power Struggle: Consumers To Foot The Electric Bills?

By EconMatters Utility giant American Electric Power (AEP) sent shock wave last week by suggesting consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40-60% in the next few years. AEP is one of the country’s largest investor-owned utilities, serving parts of 11 states with more than ...

Flash Crash Takes a Bite of Natural Gas

After infecting the stock market last May and hit the precious metals market, silver in particular, primarily due to raised margin requirement, flash crash has now taken a bite of the natural gas market as well. ...

LNG Export: A U.S. Natural Gas Game Changer?

Despite a well-supplied market, Henry Hub has experienced a rare excitement spiking to a 10-month high partly on the prospect of increasing LNG trade and export after the U.S. Energy Department authorized Cheniere Energy (Amex: LNG) to export LNG from its Sabine Pass terminal. However, not everyone, ...

By EconMatters Public Relation people at Goldman Sachs can not be too happy about this. Fadel Gheit, a veteran of Oppenheimer and oil and gas industry dating back to the Mobil era, went on record and called the Big Banks–Goldman Sachs. along with Morgan Stanley–out on manipulating the oi ...

Slow Relief at the Pump As Gasoline Decouples From Crude Oil

By EconMatters The Reuters Jefferies CRB Index is down 8% so far in May with almost every single commodity in the index registering red. Even the ongoing geopolitical tension in the Middle East and North Africa has not been able to shield the ever bullish crude oil from the commodity rout. Both Nyme ...

Is Speculation The Reason For High Oil and Gasoline Prices?

By EconMatters WTI (West Texas Intermediate) Crude Oil futures traded at its lowest in almost two months in New York on Thursday, May 5 in its biggest selloff in two years, plunging 8.6% on the day to below the $100 mark (Fig. 1).  Brent crude on ICE also dropped as much as $12.17, or 10%, which ... ...

Oil Price Battle of the Big Banks

A broad commodity selloff was partly attributed to Goldman's rare and surprise crude oil bear call, but BofA Merrill Lynch says not so fast, while gloves are off at BarCap... ...

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