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  • Global Economy Balancing 100 Days of Oil Above $100  Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    August Brent crude futures, while down nearly 1 percent from Monday’s close, remain solidly above $115 a barrel and mirror the relative strength of the OPEC basket price.

  • Why Gold Trade Is Going Gangbusters Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    The dollar is rising and gold has been gaining too. What's going on? The greenback and gold are usually inversely correlated, so when the dollar goes up, gold goes down and vice versa. But not today—and that highlights the gravity of sovereign debt concerns and worries about the value global currencies, not just the greenback.

  • Did Markets Know Obama Was Going to Tap Oil Reserve? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:07 PM ET

    Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was supposed to lower oil prices but instead has only raised questions about market manipulation.

  • Oil Prices Climb Back to Pre-Reserve Release Levels Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:42 PM ET
    IEA Oil Reserves

    Crude raced higher Tuesday as energy bulls pushed Nymex oil back toward the $100-a-barrel mark, prices last seen before world governments said they would release crude from their reserves last month.

  • Emerging Markets to Give Renewable Energy a Second Wind Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:44 AM ET

    High oil prices and concerns over the safety of nuclear power following the Fukushima crisis in Japan are reigniting interest in renewable energy, with wind power likely to be a major beneficiary, Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group, told CNBC.

  • Oil-Rich Middle-East Running Low on Gas: Analyst Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:10 AM ET

    With half the world's known reserves of oil and gas sitting in the fields of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and the rest of the region, not many people think of the Middle East as having problems with energy.

  • 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.