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Oil price up after attack on US consulate in Libya

AP -- BANGKOK (AP) -- Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday in Asia after an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and the killing of the U.S. ambassador there sparked new worries about unrest in the Middle East.

Benchmark crude was up 6 cents at $97.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 16 cents Wednesday to end at $97.01 per barrel in New York.

Brent crude was up 16 cents at $115.49 a barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange in London.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died after a mob attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi on Tuesday. The attack in Libya came hours after a mob stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down the U.S. flag.

Officials were investigating whether the rampage


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my2002m
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:22:43 PM

And we thought prices were going to go down.
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:43:57 PM

They always looking to raise gas prices.
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GasGuzZ71
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:25:03 PM

Why would prices go up? Is there any fear about a reprisal from this administration? I doubt it. We'll probably just apologize for soiling their soil with our blood.
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36_ACRES_4_SALE
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 2:22:30 PM

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sydb7
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 1:46:05 PM

A speculator's excuse!!
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sts808
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:28:33 PM

ok
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melvindale
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:27:43 PM

Just an excuse to run up prices, again.
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packards42
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:24:36 PM

.16 ccents a barrel. why brother to report it.
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dieselgus1
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:12:25 PM

classic. i know Libya produces oil, but an embassy attack driving up[ prices? uhhhh, I'm sorry, that's just BS. They'll spin it as "unknown" with respect to Libya's oil output, but that's BS.
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sramroop
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:26:00 AM

Any reason to send up the prices
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leemun
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:20:49 AM

And what were you expecting?
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Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:15:12 AM

wow...any reason is good...up and up...
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stopforgas
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:09:16 AM

Doug, you are wrong.
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jlf599
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:58:58 AM

Actually, blaming speculators is not wrong. Supply and demand mean nothing. They *do* have control, Doug. Weathermen do not.
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:54:56 AM

Blaming speculators for high energy prices is like blaming the weatherman for the bad weather!
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:43:56 AM

Oil prices up due to iPhone5 announcement.
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:34:35 AM

Develope and promote alternative forms of energy everywhere possible.

Stop Oil Speculation (SOS) NOW!
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:29:21 AM

Not a surprise.
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:24:24 AM

Only answer to have lower fuel prices is alternative energy. Gas will never be cheap again.
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hallows
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:23:43 AM

My same sentiments, VWC!
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:23:33 AM

Dollar Index is down to 79.66 this morn! Obama keeps spending at record pace, putting downward pressure on the US Dollar, causing upward pressure on oil/gasoline prices. I cant see prices at the pump dropping very much or maybe not at all!
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DougtheEconMan
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:23:07 AM

KEEP YOUR TANKS FULL! I've been preaching this for almost 2 months. The "pundits" and "experts" have NOT understood the supply/demand curve for gasoline that started to shape at the beginning of summer. Gasoline refineries have been overworked for months and months. Many have broke down. Some have caught on fire. This was all BEFORE the huricane!! We've seen some after driving season price drop, but very little and this is probably it. STAY FULL! We are only one or two down refineries from shooting back over $4 for a national average. Obamas failing and falling dollar will continue to put upward pressure on oil/gasoline.
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alwaysridin88
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:22:40 AM

Wind is blowing, oil is up; raining, raise prices; Arab sheik needs new car, jack up the cost per barrel. Always an excuse to gouge us.
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VWC
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:20:36 AM

Always an excuse to raise the price.
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Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:20:31 AM

Here's a thought:

Stop dealing with these arabs. Let them destroy each other, and leave the rest of the world ALONE.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:18:55 AM

I am stunned at how fast gasoline prices are rising and to the prices. I am now seeing between $4.079 and $4.199 for regular. And after Labor Day no less.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:16:17 AM

lIt's too bad that the speculators only read the headlines and don't study what really happened here.
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momof5MN
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:14:50 AM

And gas went up another dime yesterday.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:14:26 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:13:48 AM

Someone spit on the sidewalk in Iran, gas going up two cents...
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:11:52 AM

Were these buyers, or speculators, or someone just trying to make a living?
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MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:11:38 AM

wouldn't have effected prices if we didn't deal with the Middle East and the unrest they represent constantly
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:11:23 AM

another excuse
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:11:15 AM

i just thought of a way to fix this problem.gas the whole country,not kill them just gas them/put them to sleep for a day/week then have troops walk the land and pick up any of them that have guns/rifles/or even more lethal weapons. then throw them on a island somewhere like they did in the old days in australia.botany bay.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:11:03 AM

I sure wouldn't want to live in an Islamic country.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:10:50 AM

Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday in Asia after an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and the killing of the U.S. ambassador there sparked new worries about unrest in the Middle East.

Any excuse is good, don't let any disaster go to waist...
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:09:28 AM

Thanks to our "friends" in the Middle East
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:09:24 AM

What took them so long and why did they only go up 16 cents?

Maybe the speculators are getting a little scared that they are way out on a limb here?
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:09:07 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:08:50 AM

Or any other news too.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:08:27 AM

Of course.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:08:11 AM

Tired of excuses
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:07:26 AM

speculators trying to make an easy buck
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cheli2010
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:07:07 AM

no surprise here....
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:06:54 AM

Any reason of no reason, my aunt was late coming home last night, I guess we will raise prices.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:05:30 AM

What did you expect?
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:05:01 AM

Not an unreasonable reaction, and shouldn't last long.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:04:55 AM

"The fact that all of this is occurring without a price impact on oil shows that a geopolitical premium is already priced in,"
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:04:51 AM

Whatever...
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:04:11 AM

thepi reported:
"And it sure didn't take long to affect gas pump prices in the Twin Cities, up over 25 cents a gallon in the past week ..."

Perhaps the Twin Cities station owners were in on it.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:03:07 AM

Really!
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