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Iran's OPEC governor said on Wednesday the oil market was saturated and blamed policies of the Group of Eight (G8) rich countries for a price surge, the state broadcaster reported on its website.
Iran test fired nine long- and medium-range missiles on Wednesday, state media said, including one which it has said could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region.
Iran's oil minister said any military attack aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear work will push crude prices to "unpredictable" highs, the website of the country's Oil Ministry reported on Saturday.
Record-high international oil prices will keep rising until Western countries rein in their demand, Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Italy's biggest oil and gas company Eni, was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Washington has been talking tough on oil prices on several fronts, calling for new trading regulations on speculators and reopening offshore oil drilling. But it's successful jawboning two of our major allies that seems to have had the biggest impact on prices this week.
The stock market plunged 170 points this morning and oil jumped over $3, allegedly based on a New York Times story that Israel is carrying out military exercises as a rehearsal to bombing Iran. But actually, the Times story, written by the very able war correspondent Michael R. Gordon, is talking about Israeli training exercises from early June, not now.
World oil producers and consumers should work on removing sanctions and soothing Middle East security fears to boost investment in new production capacity, Iran's OPEC governor said on Friday.
Federal regulators said they will place stricter limits on foreign exchanges that trade U.S. oil as concerns continue to grow about the role of speculation in rising fuel prices.
The market is full of oil and the rising price trend is "fake and imposed," Iran's president said on Tuesday, partly blaming a weak U.S. dollar which he said was being pushed lower on purpose.
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Oil jumped nearly $11 to a record $138.54 a barrel Friday on the slumping US dollar and rising tensions between Israel and Iran.
According to what's billed as an "Exclusive" on the Jerusalem-based English-language website, DEBKA, the Bush Administration is "closer than ever before to ordering a limited missile air bombardment" on some Iranian Revolutionary Guard installations.
Oil prices fell Thursday as a big increase in U.S. natural gas stocks weighed on the energy complex, spurring profit-taking from recent highs.
U.S. light, sweet crude for June delivery fell $1.58 to settle at $124.22 a barrel Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Oil prices didn't set a Nymex closing record Tuesday, but they came very close.
Iran said on Monday it would not consider any incentives offered by world powers that violated its right to nuclear technology, ruling out a precondition that it suspend uranium enrichment.
Iranian Oil Minister Gholamhossein Nozari said in remarks published on Tuesday that the market was sufficiently supplied with crude and he saw no need for OPEC to raise production.
A senior Iranian oil official said on Thursday there was "enough" supply in the market at this time and blamed the high crude price on excessive liquidity in financial markets.
Turkmenistan has stopped natural gas exports to Iran, causing winter shortages in some parts of its neighbour, Iranian officials said on Monday.
Iran said China's Sinopec would invest around $2 billion under a deal signed on Sunday to develop the huge Yadavaran oil field, the kind of energy deal the United States has been trying to prevent.