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Cost of shipping oil rises as tankers face more attack risk

by Scott Tong Oct 11, 2019
A string of recent oil tanker attacks is leading the industry to take extra precautions and raise shipping and insurance rates.
Fire and smoke billow from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman in June 2019.
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How the energy market affects the price at the pump

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 17, 2019
We break down the numbers behind a barrel of oil with Amelie Carlton of Rice University.
This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Sept. 14 shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility.
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Oil prices rise on Mideast risk assessment

by Scott Tong Sep 16, 2019
The 14% spike, following a weekend attack on a key Saudi oil production facility, reflects what traders consider a "Gulf premium" based on new oil supply risks.
Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia's eastern province on Sept. 14 after drone attacks sparked two fires.
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Will spiking oil prices tip us into a global recession?

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 16, 2019
Probably not, says Roberto Perli of the economic policy research firm Cornerstone Macro.
An attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities caused crude oil prices to spike.
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Will oil price spike lead to higher prices at the pump?

by Victoria Craig Sep 16, 2019
A look at what a drone strike on oil reserves in Saudi Arabia could mean for consumers.
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Oil prices aren’t reacting drastically to supply and demand changes

by Ben Bradford Aug 9, 2019
Amid Middle East tensions and the U.S.-China trade war, the price of oil is not wildly different from 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Oil wells at sunset in Moorpark, California as seen in 2009.
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Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

by Scott Tong Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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OPEC fights falling prices with production cuts

by Justin Ho Dec 7, 2018
Analysts say OPEC's decision is less about raising prices, and more about stopping them from falling further.

OPEC set to meet with an eye on cutting oil production

by Jed Kim Dec 5, 2018
OPEC oil producing countries are scheduled to meet in Vienna on Thursday to discuss possible production cuts as a way to boost prices. Oil prices have been sliding in recent months. At the recent G-20 meeting, Russian and Saudi Arabian…

Oil prices slip, and their future is cloudy

by Scott Tong Nov 20, 2018
As stock prices fell today, so did the price of oil. The price of crude has dropped 30 percent since last month amid signs the world economy and oil demand are slowing down. And there’s plenty of oil about. Even…