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SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia on Friday

The News -- With traders taking profits after a recent rally and as US politicians continue to wrangle over a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, analysts said.

New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in February fell 70 cents to $89.43 a barrel and Brent North Sea crude for February dropped 45 cents to $109.75.

"After a big rally in price over the last few days people are happy to exit and reap a form of profit while taking risk off the table," Jason Hughes, the head of premium client management at IG Markets Singapore told.

"We are also seeing a more cautious approach in Asia just in case US politicians don't come to a resolution to avoid the fiscal cliff."

Crude prices rose earlier in the week on a sharper-than-expected fall in US crude inventories as lawmakers appeared to make h


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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 8:30:40 PM

good news
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PDQBlues
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endymion: Can anybody explain why is the price of oil determined by speculators? Shouldn't supply and demand determine it?

On a world market involving hundreds of different countries and jurisdictions, how do you propose to do that? Bidding wars on eBay perhaps? The idea that there is a "free market" economy in energy is pure fantasy. It just doesn't exist because it's too easily manipulated by the large corporations. Our best future path to address this manipulation is to develop a viable alternative energy source. Competition will help.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 7:51:14 AM


Can anybody explain why is the price of oil determined by speculators?

Shouldn't supply and demand determine it?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:47:03 AM

Take their money and run
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Good.
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OK
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Down there... NOT HERE!!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:53:23 AM

But got raised in the US.
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Let's hope that we follow!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:28:15 AM

so , gasoline prices just went up 10 cent a gallon overnight here in Daytona
all near the interstate highways
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:27:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:26:30 AM

It is a holiday. Gas prices way up. Merry Christmas.
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let's see how our elected officials can screw it all up.......
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Yes oil is a world market in a global economy, but it's Wall Street speculators that abuse that market!
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oil is a world market
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the world is switching to more electric.. oil will be more on its way out.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:13:33 AM

Oil prices may have fallen in Asia. We have seen some relief on gas prices recently. However, one article on SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com today indicates that the party may soon be over.
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Our politicians caused the fiscal cliff. I believe that until their is a resolution to avoid the fiscal cliff our lawmakers should not get paid.
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The US has become the laughing stock of the world and other countries are making profits off of our current regimes inability to govern and lead.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:06:56 AM

not likely to affect the pump prices anytime soon.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:02:04 AM

But pump prices go up for holiday travel.
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Up Down, sounds like sex
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:58:14 PM

Good for Asia.
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Bad news is good news vice versa.
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Michigan gas pricses just sent me an e mail that gas prices are soon going to go up
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:54:58 PM

Up & down every other day from speculation & manipulation!!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:54:24 PM

Good!
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It is a complete roller coaster ride
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May we see a return to declining prices at the pump!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:46:51 PM

Okay.....
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GREED is what its all about.
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down one day and up another
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:44:09 PM

Oil prices drop there and gasoline prices went up 25 cents here today.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:41:37 PM

ok
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nevertheless, fill up today.
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All we are going to see is price rises at the pumps
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:30:50 PM

Just watch the JUMPING PRICE BALL! Nothing is stable right now in the petroleum industry.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:28:01 PM

It's all relative. Even after the dip, Asian prices may still be higher than US prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:24:59 PM

Obama is glad they didn't fall much here.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:24:24 PM

Wait. That's not what I've been hearing.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:22:46 PM

hope we see it at the punp
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It is an absolute mess right now with our useless congress!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:19:39 PM

Too much oil being sent there
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:19:26 PM

Prices of everything fluctuate with supply and demand. Duh!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:18:16 PM

down
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Speculation breeds despair.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:16:50 PM

Up or down?
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Yay for China.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:15:14 PM

Actually oil closed down $0.99.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:13:56 PM

They'll rise and fall as normal, and rise more so in the long term.
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