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  • What OPEC, the IEA Say About an Iran Embargo Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 6:28 AM ET

    Any European embargo of oil imports from Iran would have a direct effect not just on Iran, but also on the most prominent consumers of Iranian oil and refiners in the Mediterranean, according to a series of recent reports.

  • Can Iran Close the Strait of Hormuz? Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The anxious exchange of statements and explicit threats between the U.S. and Iran mark a notable escalation and leave the energy markets struggling to understand the implications.

  • Oil Forecast 2012  Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Oil is as low as it is going to go, says Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO, who shares his forecast on whether there will be a major fluctuation in the price of oil due to the decisions in the Middle East.

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    Embattled Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus has obtained a provisional financing agreement with its lenders while they negotiate a solution to keep the debt-laden group afloat, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

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    If Iran shuts the Strait of Hormuz "that would be cataclysmic for the oil price and the economy, particularly if they figure out a way to shut it down for an extended period," says former Shell executive John Hofmeister.

  • Rising Geopolitical Tensions Threaten Oil Supplies Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Oil prices are bubbling higher on concerns geopolitical risks to global oil supplies are rising, amid an increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and as Iran reacts to the prospects of increased sanctions.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Outlook 2012  Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next year.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Your Currency Trade for Oil's Move Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Global economics may be pushing oil lower, but this strategist says political forces will limit its fall, and she has a trade on that view.

  • Can Retail Bright Spot Make Up for Europe Gloom? Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 9:38 PM ET

    With one final shopping week to go, investors will be keeping their eye on the consumer to see how holiday sales shake out and what it might mean for the economy.

  • Europe Increasingly Choking Off Hopes of Santa Rally Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 9:04 PM ET
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    The negativity that’s driving the euro lower could keep pressure on stocks and commodities prices Thursday.

  • The OPEC meeting is one of the bigger events for markets on Wednesday, and traders will also be watching Europe as the euro continues to weaken on disappointment about the response to the sovereign debt crisis.

  • OPEC Wants to Show Unification  Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

    Matthew Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group expects a consensus from OPEC that will result in the group continuing to maintain the level of production they have had for the last few years.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  •     Egyptian protesters run for cover on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

    Protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were preparing for a million-man march on Friday to call on the ruling military council to step down, saying steps announced recently were insufficient.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • No Huddle Offense  Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer, shares his final thoughts of the day.

  • Commodities Tomorrow  Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Commodities Next Week  Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.