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Oil futures steady after sharp recent losses

MarketWatch -- HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — U.S. crude-oil futures stabilized during Asian trading hours Wednesday as a weakened dollar lent some support to the commodity after a string of recent losses.

The front-month contract for delivery in April /quotes/zigman/2291772 CLJ3 +0.10% inched up 4 cents to $92.67 a barrel after moving about in a range between $92.58 and $92.90 in electronic trading.

The April futures had dropped 48 cents overnight on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest finish for a front-month contract since late December.

Despite Wednesday’s marginal gain, oil futures are still down about 5% in February, weighed by worries over the Italian political situation, a well-supplied market and a firm dollar.

Data released by the American Petroleum Institute at the end of


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sjf238
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:45:13 PM

No reason for the high prices. We are getting ripped offed.
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paulydel
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:07:09 PM

It is a shame that our dollar has gone in the toilet.
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Medic55
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:01:50 PM

Yeah, right.
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splitrman
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:00:55 PM

Won't help us.
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baldyIL
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:00:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:00:37 PM

ok
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 7:00:26 PM

Too bad the refineries are messed up. Hopefully it'll start dropping eventually.
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arcaneradio
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:48:15 PM

Whatever, they'll fabricate another catastrophe and jack the price of gas up to 5 or 6 dollars this year. Thank a liberal.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:42:55 PM

This is worst trend, "pick and height and become steady" STOP wasting gas not even pinch, and reduce consumption.
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:40:39 PM

This current high is very disheartening.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:40:27 PM

Let's see them fall more
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:37:27 PM

Up and down.
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1COR1533
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:37:03 PM

crazy numbers crazy numbers
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GoneUpAgain
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:34:49 PM

Futures may be down but current is sky high.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:31:51 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:29:44 PM

The people making the money from futures are just bankers that know how to stick it to the consumers. Futures trading (for any commodity) should be restricted to investors who can demonstrate the capacity to accept delivery.
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saleboss
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:26:57 PM

I sure haven't seen any changes in prices at the pump!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:26:03 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:17:50 PM

off bloomberg

RBOB Gasoline USd/gal. 285.65 -12.51 -4.20% Mar 13 17:12:34

Looks promising.
Correction?

[Edited by: Muloirea at 2/27/2013 6:18:32 PM EST]
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bigrigAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:14:33 PM

Too bad the speculators didn't lose all their investments. Up to everything they gained since 2009 to end up $0. No sympathy for them. They stick it to the guy at the pump and could care less.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:14:30 PM

Losses not "sharp" enough!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:13:47 PM

Lose some more
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:13:42 PM

Some more lies!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:13:17 PM

This is the next excuse to raise gas prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:12:45 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:12:07 PM

Most of this has to do with the Fed and Mr. Ben B. devaluing the dollar contrary to what the main stream media says.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:11:18 PM

Everyone has a crystal ball to try to predict gas prices. They are all cloudy.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:10:04 PM

We just need to sit back like an audience for a magician and be amazed on his tricks and wonder?How did he do that??Just like the gas prices,sit back and watch how they go up and wonder HOW?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:00:44 PM

Does this mean that we need to wait until April to see our prices go down?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:21:28 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:38:47 PM

LOL "goinwgas"! Yeah, saying that they had "losses" is like saying that Bil Gates "lost" a million dollars in the stock market today -- no big deal if you're a multi-billionare!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:34:36 PM

Let us watch and see March 1 & 4, 2013!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:31:03 PM

My opinion oil prices are disconnected from reality.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:46:58 PM

Hope the dollar strengthens soon.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:43:53 PM

losses???? hahahaha... where???
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:00:41 PM

speculators are kinda like zombies, they just won't go away
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:00:25 PM

up down up down profit loss profit loss so confusing these days
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:53:22 PM

more disconnect more price hikes
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:52:32 PM

just more of the same old same >>
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:51:48 PM

Just keep in mind the following excerpt from a NY Times article...

"The High Cost of Gambling on Oil
By JOSEPH P. KENNEDY II
Published: April 10, 2012

Because of speculation, today’s oil prices of about $100 a barrel have become disconnected from the costs of extraction, which average $11 a barrel worldwide. Pure speculators account for as much as 40 percent of that high price, according to testimony that Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, gave to Congress last year. That estimate is bolstered by a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis."
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:44:20 PM

That should mean a cut in prices but the oil supply went up and the gas supply went down and utilization rates are very low. My guess is higher prices ahead for no reason other than oil cos. profits.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:43:43 PM

Oil futures should be banned.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:42:42 PM

Oh good!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:42:17 PM

GO back down to 30
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:40:40 PM

Speculators made their profits last month, sold and now are ready to do it all over again.

No regulations in place to stop this criminal behaviour.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:40:21 PM

puking another nickle today

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:38:39 PM

Since pump prices are still increasing, this news is not significant for the average driver.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:31:42 PM

Steady is good.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:31:08 PM

...everything is counterintuitive.......!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 1:29:59 PM

still at least $50 too high
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