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Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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Oil dropped despite IKE and a planned scale back in production by OPEC? If that doesn't indicate OIL is going to crash further I don't know what does.

It was hard to know what was happening with OIL back in June/July, but at this point it seems the run up from 100 to almost 150 was largely speculation.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That was my guess back then when the chanting was going on for OPEC to send more oil. It didn't look to me like we were using that much more gas to drive the price up that high.

Some mighty fat pockets walked away from that table.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Chino, CA
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Yup, I thought it was speculation as well... so... where is all this speculative capital moving to next? Or, are we Finally going to go back to real productive investments?

-chuck22b
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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If there are 42 gallons per BBL then wouldnt gas be $2.38?
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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If there are 42 gallons per BBL then wouldnt gas be $2.38?
Pst. Oil and gas are two different things.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Pst. Oil and gas are two different things.
Right. That's why when prices for sweet crude increase, gas prices increase but when oil prices drop, gas prices remain stagnant.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Right. That's why when prices for sweet crude increase, gas prices increase but when oil prices drop, gas prices remain stagnant.
Keep in mind that while oil almost doubled from last September to this July ($75 to $147/barrel), gas did not double from it's $2.80/gallon avg. last September to it's $4.10/gallon high this July. So now that oil is retreating, of course gas is going to retreat slower since it didn't rise proportionately as fast as oil did either.

If $100 oil/barrel sticks for a while, gas will average around $3.25/gallon w/in a month or so.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Right. That's why when prices for sweet crude increase, gas prices increase but when oil prices drop, gas prices remain stagnant.
Gas prices are stagnant?

The station I regularly buy gas at was selling it for $4.05 at its highest in July. I filled up there right before Gustav came for $3.59. That's a decrease of over 11%. Other than a few consumer electronics, I challenge you to name another product on the market that's declined in price so quickly.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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prices are dropping like a stone. We'll have $2.00 gas by end of 2009

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Oil dropped despite IKE and a planned scale back in production by OPEC? If that doesn't indicate OIL is going to crash further I don't know what does.

It was hard to know what was happening with OIL back in June/July, but at this point it seems the run up from 100 to almost 150 was largely speculation.
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