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Crude Fall on Gain in Inventories, Bernanke Remarks

Bloomberg.com -- Oil fell for a third day after government data showed U.S. inventories rose to the highest level in more than five months and on expectations that the Federal Reserve won’t take new action to bolster the economy.

Prices fell as much as 1.2 percent after the Energy Department said supplies rose 4.16 million barrels to 344.9 million last week. Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, in prepared testimony for Congress, gave no signal that the central bank is considering more measures to spur the economy and called the inflation outlook “subdued.”

“The big increase in inventories surprised people,” said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research in Winchester, Massachusetts. “Everything fell after Bernanke’s comments. It suggests to people that hopes for big demand recovery


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The entire stock market drop too. It happens everytime he gets on the air and opens his mouth.
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We need oil prices to fall below $90 to get gas prices at least reasonable
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same dirty see-saw game, all the time!
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More organized mayhem and pillage...........
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To the The Price Right, "Come on down!"
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moving in right direction
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Blip!
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Up $15, down $1, some fall.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 12:31:42 PM

Ben S. Bernanke has held interest rates artificially low for many many years. Inflation is NOT “subdued.” Inflation is alive and well, Look at the price of gas, and food. Those are the things everyone needs to buy on a regular basis, and their prices are going up and up.
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Oil prices rise = immediate gas increase... oil prices fall = "oh it takes 3-6 months for oil prices to reflect in the price of gas"
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Maybe the speculators are getting nervous
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Everything is putting stress on planned income people (retired) so less optional spending
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Maybe the speculators are getting nervous about the possibility of intervention with the SPR and they're backing off.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:32:40 AM

Very bearish news, yet the price of oil is only down $0.50....
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