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  • The World’s Biggest Oil Producers Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Given the pace of global growth, experts say crude oil prices are higher than they should be – largely the result of concern Iran might close the Strait of Hormuz in its showdown with the U.S. and E.U. over the expansion of its nuclear program.Like Iran, some of the world’s other biggest oil producers can be subject to unpredictable and unstable political events, causing price shocks. Such was the case during the 2011 civil unrest in Libya. At the time, Libya was the 17th largest oil-producing c

    Big movements in the price of oil can have significant effects on the economy, and countries with the most oil within their borders are set to benefit, as demand for crude continues to rise.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: FOMC & Gold   Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: FOMC & Gold

    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.

  • Oil Supply Tightness Coming to an End: IEA Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:35 AM ET
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    The tale of ever-tightening oil inventories and reduced supply appears to be coming to an end, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.

  • Gasoline's Economic Impact   Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Gasoline's Economic Impact

    John Eichberger, National Association of Convenience Stores, looks at gas prices and the sales increases occurring inside stores. That seems to indicate prices at the pump are not having a big impact on spending, at least inside convenience stores. With Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional. Also, a potential jump in the price of vanilla ice cream.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally   Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally

    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.

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    Societe Generale raised its 2012 forecast for Brent crude to $127 a barrel from $110 prior, citing lower global stockpiles and tighter OPEC spare capacity.

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    New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.

  • Asia Seen Driving Oil Demand in 2012: IEA Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
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    The Asia region is expected to drive demand for oil over the course of the year, according to the latest International Energy Agency report.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and IHS CERA chairman Daniel Yergin discuss the roles of government and the private sector in energy development and creating a climate for investment in new technologies. From CERAWeek, the world's premier energy conference.

  • Major Powers Agree to Demand Access to Iran Sites Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
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    Major powers called on Iran to enter "serious dialogue" over its contested nuclear program "without pre-conditions", in a joint statement issued on Thursday following extensive deliberations in Vienna.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent   Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • GOP Needs to Fight Obama, Not Each Other: Trump Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    It's time for the Republican presidential candidates to stop fighting each other and take on President Obama, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Why Gas Prices Aren't Likely to Hit $5 This Summer Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
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    "There's nothing inevitable about it," one economist says about the widespread predictions about $5 gas. "To a large extent it depends on what happens in the Middle East."

  • Brent Crude Futures at Highest Level in 4 Years   Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Brent Crude Futures at Highest Level in 4 Years

    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.

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    Iranians head to the polls on Friday for the first time since disputed presidential elections in 2009, and although most experts do not believe this week's parliamentary elections will witness similar tension, it may still prove a crucial turning point in a domestic power struggle that has been in the making for years.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Huge Plunge in Gold & Silver   Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Huge Plunge in Gold & Silver

    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.

  • OPEC Leaders Are ‘Laughing at Us’: Donald Trump Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    The leaders of OPEC are "sitting around their table, setting the price of oil and laughing at us because we have no leadership," real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: High Oil Prices Seen Impeding Economic Recovery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil Surges 6 Percent this Week

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.