What do you think makes the price of gas so high?
Is it the company making the prices go up, or is it another factor like, exporting/importing, etc.
I think it may be the fear that Libya may continue with it's war against it's own people, leading to an oil supply scare as the rest of the world has to go to war with Gaddafi.
Oil Prices are affected by many things. Supply and demand are the primary causes of price fluctuations. Speculators are another cause. Speculators can cause wholesale oil prices to shift drastically up or down usually in the short term. Production by the oil producing nations also has a huge impact on oil prices. Nations like Saudi Arabia, who have the most oil reserves, can affect the world price just by announcing production increases or decreases........even if the projected increase or decrease is not immediate. Likewise an announcement of a "new" oil discovery can push the prices downward to reflect the potential increase in the world's supply. In the end oil prices are affected by many things out of our immediate control. The last thing I will mention, in closing, is that the gasoline prices you pay at the pump contain something else that has a huge impact on the retail price......taxes...federal state and local governments all take a piece of the action and in doing so drive the price of gasoline ever higher....
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by Aqeel Saeed 9 years ago
It fluctuate between $ 148 per barrel to $ 33 per barrel.
by Lgali 9 years ago
Oil Prices Going up Means Economy is Doing Good..
by Gary Anderson 6 years ago
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by Scott Belford 8 weeks ago
After oil prices came down to record lows after the Great 2008 Recession during the Obama administration, they have skyrocketed since Trump took office. Around the beginning of 2016, Brent Oil prices were around $30/bbl. Today, they are north of $80/bbl.Why?
by movingout 6 years ago
I came across this today and its conflicting to what most people would think. What do you think?https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 1023_n.jpg
by kerryg 7 years ago
Contrary to what has been suggested in several posts here over the last few weeks, Obama's supposed imposition of "regulation after regulation, roadblock after roadblock" is not what's holding up domestic oil drilling, it's the oil companies themselves holding out for higher profits.This...
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