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Crude-Oil Futures Rally Stalls Below $96 a Barrel

Rig Zone -- NEW YORK--Crude-oil futures prices ended slightly weaker Friday amid mixed economic signals and concerns about refinery maintenance curbing near-term U.S. oil demand.

Traders said disappointing data on U.S. new home sales in December negated the impact of day-earlier figures showing a five-year low in weekly jobless claims. The Commerce Department said home sales dropped by 7.3% from November, to 369,000 homes. That fell short of forecasts for sales of 385,000 homes in the month.

With the shine off the economic picture, the focus shifted to bearish U.S. oil data, which showed refiner demand for crude oil last week was cut dramatically--to a 20-month low--by operating snags and seasonal maintenance. The drop in crude runs of 895,000 barrels a day was the most since September 2008, w


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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:13:34 PM

Gas prices have been going up in FL. since the 1st of the year. We really need to drill more in the U.S. & get these prices down.
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 7:39:49 PM

way too high
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scu227
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 5:40:34 PM

SPECULATORS !!!!!
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 4:55:25 PM

I find it sad that oil goes up and down on the whim of what is being reported....jobs lost.....oil goes down.....houses built.....oil goes up....the dollar is weak....oil goes up.....economy looking poorly....oil goes down.....refinery fires....oil goes up.....you get the picture. The reporting of any small thing, sends the speculators into a buying/selling frenzy depending on the basis of the article.
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pliskin
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 4:16:18 PM

Yep, prices are definitely on a steady rise!
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Red7002011
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 4:04:18 PM

Gas prices going up!
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GNo1
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:55:22 PM

futures. nice.
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snarkysmarko
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:54:46 PM

ouch
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mikaye
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:51:59 PM

doesn't matter the price of crude oil, gas will be priced at the whim of the gas company
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ou812again
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:50:34 PM

gas is rising here
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cincidap
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:49:04 PM

$35??? We'll be lucky if it ever gets below $80 without a major market crash.
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midnightsdc
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:46:07 PM

Did i hear $35 BARREL..???
That is where it should be.
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Stevedog
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:43:19 PM

If they try harder I'm sure the speculators can get it over $96 a barrel
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mfgendron
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:42:31 PM

Stalls? WAY TOO HIGH!!!!
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friday21
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:40:49 PM

ok
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regasaz
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:40:16 PM

I will just continue to drive less and combine trips.
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Romey08
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:38:12 PM

hopefully, demand will continue to drop and gas will drop too
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:37:44 PM

All we can do is conserve.
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Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:33:54 PM

Prices will still go up fast.
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Rajah
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:33:19 PM

Drop, Baby, drop.
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mageetp
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:32:53 PM

No help here, pump prices still to high.
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bobcatfan
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:32:30 PM

This is one of the benefits of a lower demand. Use less, pay less.
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momof5MN
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:32:11 PM

Up down up down.
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julius1st4
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:30:10 PM

Lets hope that the price stalls a little lower!!
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:29:29 PM

This stalled rally surely didn't stop wholesale gasoline prices from rising.
Last week: $2.70 per gallon
This week: $2.89 per gallon
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:29:25 PM

Ok
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BobbyVA
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:26:56 PM

$5/gal gas is exactly what the progressive liberals want for their socialist marxis agenda. Remember Reid, Pelosi, Chu and Obama all wanted the $5 plane to push the little people into hybrids and EVs, all between $39-$51, a price range that most people can't afford.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:26:40 PM

And a situation in the Middle East can spike the price in a hurry.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:23:51 PM

If Obama wants to tax someone, tax the speculators to a point where the cost is not worth the risk.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:19:48 PM

Come on $5 a gallon gas!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:19:27 PM

take 1 down.. pass it around...
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papou
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:19:24 PM

With the existing inventories crude should be selling for about $76 tankers are anchoring off the coast of up to 25 days because they have no place to empty their tanks all the retainer tanks on land or fool or they are taking them to Mexico
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:18:51 PM

Crude goes down and pump prices go up. I'm beginning to think that the gas companies are just out to make money and aren't there to make my life better.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:18:20 PM

the gas prices are up around here
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:14:26 PM

It does not matter some stations are going up some are staying put!
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mrmike75
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:13:36 PM

we all pay for it whether its up or down
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Old Timer
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:05:45 PM

Up or down, the consumer is going to get it in the end.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:05:33 PM

Up or down they will just find another excuse to keep gas prices higher.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:04:13 PM

The forcasting gets more and more disconnected.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:03:38 PM

We are stuck with obama & high gas prices
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:03:37 PM

Greedy commodity traders. Put them in jail
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:03:29 PM

Right on, jcpatriots!
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satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:00:49 PM

another old story . never going to be stable >>
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jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:00:45 PM

Ridiculous that it's even that high... ESPECIALLY IN JANUARY!
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:00:31 PM

as said many times, all that is needed is movement, up or down, to make money, "stalled" is not good for speculators ............
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vwilsonskis
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:58:50 PM

sorry if it goes up we might get jobs back, but I need a break from from all the high prices, because my cost of living has increased plus no increase in pay!
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jcotaxi
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:58:35 PM

It's a good thing when prices settle lower.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:58:24 PM

May the prices keep dropping.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:58:15 PM

Up & down.
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:57:49 PM

Crude-Oil Futures trading should be banned for all except end users that actually take delivery of the oil that they buy.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 2:57:35 PM

What alkarn said.
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