Oil Prices Hit Four-Month High

Oil prices hit their highest levels in more than four months on Friday, bolstered by the Federal Reserve’s steps to strengthen the U.S. economy and by anxiety about the specter of confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program.

The global oil balance is already tighter than forecasters expected just a few months ago, because of disruptions in oil output from nations outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and by the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran, which is exporting about 750,000 to 1 million fewer barrels a day than it was a year ago.

“The story has been one of a strong stock market, a weaker dollar and continuing geopolitical events,” said Adam Sieminski, head of the federal Energy Information Administration.

He said political strife in Syria, Yemen and Sudan cut off some supplies while the latest price surge was “driven by central bank moves in both the U.S. and Europe” and by “optimism about the economy, which changes expectations about what demand will be going over the course of the next six to 12 months.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/oil-prices-hit-four-month-high/2012/09/14/b09829ca-fe9f-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

2 comments on “Oil Prices Hit Four-Month High

  1. Pingback: Oil Prices Hit Four-Month High | Flash Travel & Tourism News | Scoop.it

  2. I always thought that fuel prices would go DOWN after Labor day. I guess this is yet another one of those “HOPE AND CHANGE” thingy’s that Oblamer likes to yap about.

    Can we PLEASE start drilling more in OUR country, put AMERICANS back to work and tell the towelheads to go “SUCK IT”!!

    I’m sorry Mr.Oblamer, FOSSIL FUELS ROCK!!!! OIL, NATURAL GAS AND…..COAL!!!!

    DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!!!

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