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Party like it's August 2007: oil falls to 14-month low

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Well, gas prices have dipped... did praying help?

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OPEC: Oil prices could continue to rise

OPEC president Chakib Khelil believes that the already staggering price for a barrel of oil could continue to rise. Citing the low value of the U.S. dollar, Khelil says that investors are likely to continue to place their bets on oil, a necessary commodity. With current prices hovering around $120 per barrel of dino-juice, the sixty percent increase mentioned by OPEC's leading man would place the going-rate darn near $200 a barrel.

Oil getting close to $120, gas prices following upward trend

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By the barrel or the gallon, gas hits new highs

The San Francisco Bay Area always leads in cultural trends, technology, and gas prices. It may be mocked and marginalized as unrepresentative, but eventually the country catches up. As tourists stroll up the Panhandle toward the entrance to Golden Gate Park admiring the quaint Victorians of the past, the future interrupts at the corner of Masonic and Fell Streets. Self-serve unleaded regular has reached $4.18 a gallon.

Oil prices fall over $4 after hitting new record highs

Oil hit a new record high price of $111.80 yesterday morning, but settled at $105.68 later, a drop of $4.42 for the day. While we're not yet ready to suggest that an end has come to the daily rise in oil prices, seeing the price for a barrel of crude drop, if only for a day, is probably a bit of a relief to some. Before yesterday's drop in prices, many analysts were suggesting that the falling value

Expensive gas worries GM purchasing chief

It's no secret that the auto industry's most profitable vehicles are also the hardest hit when gasoline prices climb past consumers' comfort levels. Bo Andersson, the man behind GM's purchasing decisions, says that the tipping point currently hovers around $3.30 a gallon. At that price, sales start to slow, causing a world of hurt for GM and the other automakers. But, he po

Your daily update on record oil prices: $110 per barrel

Lately, record oil prices have been a daily topic here on AutoblogGreen because every day the old record, set the previous day, is being beaten out by the day's closing price. Guess what? We're back at it today. That's right, a barrel of oil passed the $110 plateau for the first time ever. This latest price increase c

Oil prices just one of many symptoms driving U.S. into recession

Over the past several months financial "experts" and politicians on all sides have been bickering about whether the U.S. economy is in a recession. Unfortunately for most people, the declaration of yes or no is a meaningless semantic argument. The way a recession is officially "defined" - two consecutive quarters of a shrinking gross domestic product - means that it can only be named after it has already happened. By that time, a lot of damage is already done to regular people. Unfortunately, pr

Oil at $200 a barrel a distinct possibility if anything bad happens

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Gulp - oil shoots past $105 a barrel

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Videos: Ratan Tata, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Mitt Romney

We told you there are concerns Tata Motor's Nano will drive up oil prices. What does Tata chairman Ratan Tata think about this? In the first video below the fold, Ratan laughs it off. We told you Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former Shell chairman said low MPG cars should be banned<

Spring could bring $4 gallons of gas to the U.S.

Well, with the $100 price limit on a barrel of oil broken last week (if only for a minute and then most likely by one guy with an inferiority complex), this is as good a time as any to prepare Americans for the possibility of $4 gallons of gas come springtime. That's what Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Michael Kanell has done with Sebastian Blanco

Ethanol promoters say ethanol is one "realistic solution" to high oil prices

Even though this week's $100-a-barrel oil prices were a bit of a false alarm, expensive oil is not a joke. In response to the record rate, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) released a statement that calls ethanol one of the "realistic solutions to our dependence on a dwindling supply of energy" and says that "he ethanol industry will rise to the challenge and continue to provide a rene

Who's responsible for $100 barrels of oil? One guy "seeking fame"

Well, the big news from yesterday that the price of a barrel of oil went over the $100 mark for the first time ever. The big news from today is that we have one guy to blame for this incident. According to the Daily Mail, a single trader who was "seeking his moment of fame" decided that