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Oil ends well below $84, loses over 8% on week

MarketWatch -- Crude-oil futures settled below $84 a barrel Friday, losing more than 8% for the week as the latest economic data from the U.S., China and Europe dulled global prospects for energy demand.

Natural gas led the losses in the energy sector, dropping 4% after posting a gain for the month of May.

The benchmark July contract for light, sweet crude oil shed $3.30, or 3.8%, to settle at $83.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures prices, which closed at their lowest since Oct. 7, were 8.4% lower for the week.

“Oil and the entire energy complex has finished substantially lower this week due to the [deluge] of negative news and uncertainty on outlook on the worldwide economy in the near term,” said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors.


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Submitted Jun 03, 2012 By: brbaritone
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 1:34:44 PM

Thank you for posting.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 1:45:36 AM

I hope that gasoline prices drop further.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:20:50 AM

Keep dropping!
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:12:32 AM

Speculation breeds despair.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:02:50 AM

Drop some more, to around $75.00
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:01:21 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:01:13 AM

Keep on dropping.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 12:01:13 AM

OK
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:56:56 PM

Long,long overdue. Run up has been ridiculous and unsupported by fundamentals but that is normal. Wrong but normal.

Keep falling!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:55:15 PM

Ok ....
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:54:40 PM

Maybe they'll raise ten cents because it rained today
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:52:07 PM

Gas Stations are gouging us right now....
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:50:03 PM

U.S. domestic gas prices are still too high.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:49:54 PM

oils well that ends well.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:46:52 PM

Go lower Gas to damm high
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:44:06 PM

Good!!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:43:14 PM

Fuel is still way too high!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:43:11 PM

hope it keeps losing
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:41:43 PM

8% next week.

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:41:19 PM

Price fixing ...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:40:41 PM

Love it!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:39:54 PM

I read about the falling price of crude oil. I wanted to tell the US economy. I was told I could find it in a nursing home. When I visited the economy, it told me it could not get out of the bed. The economy told me it was weak.

[Edited by: sillywagon at 6/3/2012 11:39:50 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:39:24 PM

Let it go lower.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:37:12 PM

Funny the gas stations saw fit to raise the price of gasoline from $109.9 to $116.9 around here Thursday night as we slept.

They all called each other Friday and asked "What? You raised your price 7% last night? So did we! What a coincidence!"
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:34:56 PM

Cool.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:34:46 PM

Ain't it funny that the pump prices didn't drop 8.4% in the past week? I think we dropped about 16 cents here in southwest Ohio, or about 4.4%. Hummmmmmm.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:34:35 PM

how low will it go???
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:34:33 PM

It will be interesting to see how long the fall in oil prices lasts...
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:33:05 PM

is great news I hope it keeps going down to $60 a barrel and keep it there.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:29:32 PM

Prices should continue to fall with the weak economy. However, the Government printing presses are keeping some upward pressure on prices.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:25:14 PM

real good
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:21:52 PM

k
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:21:28 PM

Last time the barrel was this price the pump price was about $3.30. The time before it was about $2.75.
Pump prices stink, time for HYDROGEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:20:29 PM

So much for supply & demand
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:19:53 PM

Where have the jobs gone?
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:19:11 PM

Yeah! Propane is $1.98 here in Squaw Valley. It will drop close to $1 by August.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:18:36 PM

You know Obozo will take credit for this. .
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:18:09 PM

What a mess the speculators have made!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:17:32 PM

I am littery weeping!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:17:26 PM

sign of a weak economy
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:17:09 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:15:40 PM

Keep dropping. Hopefully, the price at the pump will keep dropping as well.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:12:38 PM

Now if gas & diesel will follow
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:10:40 PM

Good news but won't last long!
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:08:23 PM

Temporary glitch no doubt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 11:02:12 PM

And gas price may drop 1%.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:54:33 PM

And the manipulators/speculators are still making money. They are shorting the market.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:53:24 PM

Like Facebook and and Mark Zuckerberg, oil can stand to loose more than what has already been lost!!! There are many others out there that are struggling from day to day.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:52:57 PM

And the pump price is lucky if it has dropped 2%. You call it 'oil industry greed'.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2012 10:51:23 PM

we're down another nickel today
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