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  • The release of an emergency supply of oil to the market has received a mixed response from experts, with some arguing that the high oil prices seen in recent months have held back economic recovery while others say it reflects a political struggle.

  • Gas Pump

    Gasoline prices should drop more quickly now that governments are stepping in to pump up world oil supplies, but drivers are still unlikely to see last summer's levels below $3 a gallon.

  • A plan that would have tapped into the strategic petroleum reserves was one of many idea President Obama has considered to bring down the price of oil, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told CNBC Wednesday.

  • As Energy Stocks Lead Market, What Are the Best Plays? Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Tracing the market's pattern this year has been easy: Just follow the energy stocks, which helped stocks surge earlier in the year but have been rally killers in the second quarter.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Monday's 2 percent slide in U.S. oil futures reflects concerns about weakness in the global economy, traders say. So why are Brent crude prices basically unchanged?

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodity prices may have recovered slightly from last week's sharp selloff but the downtrend is likely to stay in place for the next few months, warned analysts.

  • Gasoline's Tipping Point     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    Looking at the commodities markets and what's likely to happen with US energy demand, with CNBC's Kate Kelly; Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service; and Paco Underhill, Envirosell founder & CEO.

  • Transocean Is Still Not a 'Buy': Analyst Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 6:19 AM ET
    A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Exactly one year ago, on April 20th, 2010, shares in Transocean - already listed on the NYSE - started trading on the Swiss stock exchange.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including the latest data from MasterCard on retail gasoline demand, and looks ahead to where oil and gold may be headed tomorrow.

  • Egypt's Mubarak, Sons to Appear in Court Next Week Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:02 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Buy Crude, Could Hit $160: Bank of America Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    Following Goldman Sachs' negative call on crude prices which took the wind out of the commodities rally this week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is predicting a 30 percent chance that Brent crude could hit 160 dollars a barrel in 2011.

  • Correction in Commodities Likely Shortlived: Experts Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 PM ET

    The commodities bull run fueled in recent years by China's breakneck economic growth may be close to an end, according to one expert. But others feel a correction will only be short-lived.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Soar     Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Electronic trading and geopolitical risks drive commodities prices higher. CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses oil and gold's new highs, as silver hits its highest price in 31 years.

  • Saudis Stress Oil Actions Are Important, Not Words Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    If Saudi raised oil production to 9 million barrels per day, then they've chosen a good time to do it.

  • Why Is WTI Much Lower Than Brent? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    The spread between Brent and NYMEX crude is currently around $15 a barrel and according to Jim Bianco, the president of Bianco Research, this is due to one pipeline pumping crude from Canada into Cushing near Oklahoma City.

  • Fears of Saudi Effect Push Oil Prices Up Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:09 PM ET

    If unrest in the Middle East continues at the current pace, it will be hard to persuade investors that events will not spill over into Saudi Arabia, an analyst told CNBC.

  • Kilduff: Brent Crude Outpaces Nymex Oil, but Why? Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Brent crude oil, which has historically traded at a discount to the Nymex's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil grade, has been trading at a premium of over $10 for the past several weeks. It has lead many to ask: why?