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'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale's "little problem" reflects a big problem the oil and gas industry faces -- particularly smaller operators involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -- going forward.

The Price of Oil Is Rigged

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There is no transparency whatsoever in the trading of oil on the commodity exchanges. We don't know who is taking positions and for whose account.

Your Price of Gasoline Is Going Up! How Sweet It Is!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The days of the Commodity Exchanges functioning as casinos should be brought to a cataclysmic halt by forceful government action serving the interests of the public's well-being and sane economic policy.

FTC to Probe Oil Price Fixing. Saying So Doesn't Make It So

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Certainly the FTC has its work laid out. The big question now is will they follow through or go the way of the "Oil/Gas Pricing Fraud Panel" of April 2011 from which we have yet to hear a single note?

EU's Oil Probe Years Overdue. Targets Wrong Benchmark

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The European antitrust authorities have finally carried out inspections of oil firms in three countries as well as the offices of the price-index publisher Platts, to determine if they distorted published prices of crude oil and petroleum products. It is a first step, long overdue, but it targets the wrong benchmark.

Independence -- From Rational Analysis?

Daniel Davis | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Daniel Davis

It is well beyond time when we must stop deluding ourselves with claims that all is well with our energy security and begin to take serious steps to address the likely looming problems.

Obama's 'All-Of-The Above' Energy Policy Leaves Much Off The Table

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What should have been said by our president is that this government is moving heaven and earth to convert our transportation fleet from gasoline and diesel to being powered by compressed natural gas.

Mark Gongloff

Economists Sneer At Your Higher Gas Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

So everyone in the world is worried about high gas prices. Or not. Because they really matter. Or not. That sums up the current razor-sharp state o...

Gunboat Diplomacy: A Maritime Field Guide to the Straits of Hormuz Crisis

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the game of high stakes international chicken with Tehran, the better diplomacy is to turn the chairs and force the ayatollahs to blink first.

What Do Triple Digit Oil Prices Mean for Growth?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If the global economic expansion, troubled as it may be, continues, we will see even higher oil prices in 2012. But what does that say about the sustainability of growth?

EXTRA! EXTRA! Wall Street Journal and New York Times Finally Catch Up, Report "Peak Oil" Theory Is Bogus

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Times are a changing. With "peak oil" finally in proper perspective the hegemony of OPEC over the oil market is starting to sunder. The ascendancy of oil production in many corners of the world is beginning to change the accepted rules of the market.

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

William Alden

Oil Prices Collapse In Record Sell-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. NEW YORK -- Oil prices took a nosedive Thursday in a historic selloff, erasing weeks of gains and indicating that the m...

William Alden

Bin Laden's Death Gives Markets Boost Of Optimism, Eases Fear Of Recession

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Osama bin Laden's death has decreased the risk of doing business around the globe and especially in the Middle East, pr...

Oil Tops $122 Per Barrel, Gold Hits Another Record

Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

By Leah Schnurr - NEW YORK - Prices of spot gold notched a record high on Tuesday as a downgrade of Portugal's debt stirred a bid for safety, whil...

Oil Prices Jump After UN Approves Military Action In Libya

Reuters | Alejandro Barbajosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude jumped by more than $1 to $116 on Friday on fears of rising geopolitical tension in the oil-rich Middle East and...

If Oil Prices Continue Climbing, Count On Another Recession, Analysts Say

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yet another group of analysts have issued a grim warnings about the recent run-up in oil prices. In a letter to clients, analysts at Bank of Americ...

OPEC May Raise Oil Output

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia's oil minister on Tuesday denied the surge in oil prices reflects a shortage of crude on the market b...

William Alden

Manufacturing Strongest Since 2004, But Challenges Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a sign that the economy continues to recover, albeit unevenly, manufacturing just finished up another strong month. New orders and production rose...

No End In Sight For Libyan Oil Supply Fears

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADRID — Libya's oil industry is in chaos – and there's no telling when that will end. Armed men loot equipment from oil field installati...

Crazy Oil Prices Driven by Perceptions, Not Realities

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Someone explain to me how the risk of a real supply shortage, at least several months away, needs to be represented in $110 crude prices being delivered today.

Libya Chaos Could Leave 'Lasting Scars' On Area's Oil Production

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By By Joshua Schneyer) - Regardless of what comes next in Libya's lethal political standoff, the OPEC country's oil sector is nearly ce...

Libya Chaos Could Leave 'Lasting Scars' On Area's Oil Production

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By By Joshua Schneyer) - Regardless of what comes next in Libya's lethal political standoff, the OPEC country's oil sector is nearly ce...

William Alden

Oil Shoots Higher On Libya Protests As Investors Fear 'Nightmare'

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. NEW YORK -- As violence escalates in Libya and diplomatic support for ruler Moammar Gadhafi erodes, markets worldwide are...