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  • Crude Oil Falls As Iran Fears Ease Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Crude Oil Falls As Iran Fears Ease

    A check on oil prices and where oil's next move might be, with Ray Carbonne, Paramount Options, and CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Oil Could Jump by $40 on Iran Risk: Strategist Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 12:54 AM ET

    A disruption of crude oil supply from Iran could push oil prices up by as much as $40 per barrel, according to Sabine Schels, Senior Director and Global Commodity Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • Oil Prices Rising in Fear Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:44 PM ET
    Oil Prices Rising in Fear

    John Kilduff, Founding Partner, Again Capital, says there could be a military event of some kind down the road in Iran; and $110 mark is the level when tensions are at the highest.

  • Energy: Daniel Yergin's Outlook Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Fears are growing that rising gasoline prices could stifle economic recovery. Those rising gasoline prices are becoming a subject of hot political debate in a presidential election year. Geopolitics is behind the rising prices, most noticeably due to the increasing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.

  • Fixing the Gas Price Spike Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
    Fixing the Gas Price Spike

    Insight on whether the government can reduce the price of oil by tapping into reserves, with Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), who says reserves should be tapped in order to spook speculators and drop prices.

  • Liquidity, Not Iran, Cause of High Oil Prices: Strategist

    "Of the last $20 in the Brent crude oil price rise, I would only attribute about $5 to Iran and 15 to liquidity and continued quantitative easing and just the fact that the supply of money continues to rise," Sabine Schels, senior director and global commodity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, told CNBC, because it is "dropping the value of money, relatively to the value of real asset," she explained.

  • Oil Is the New Greece: HSBC Chief Economist Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    Rising oil prices have displaced Greece as a source of investor anxiety, a new HSBC report says, warning that if the trend of rising oil prices persists, a fragile economic recovery in the developed world could quickly be derailed and inflation could return to emerging markets.

  • Market Needs a Good Jobs Report to Fuel Rally Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 9:57 PM ET

    A lot is riding on Friday's jobs report: Expectations are high but traders say the market needs a good report if this rally is going to continue.

  • The White House Policies: Iran & Israel Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    The White House Policies: Iran & Israel

    President Obama will address the pro-Israel group, AIPAC before a crucial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu on Monday. Discussing America's policy on Iran and whether Obama will be able to convince Netanyahu he will be on Israel's side, with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation.

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    Tensions with Iran, rather than supply and demand, may be the reason gas prices have been consistently climbing, but what has yet to be seen is the impact that this will have on the economy and the country on the whole.

  • Oil Swings on Headline Risk Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Oil Swings on Headline Risk

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din has the latest on news from Iran and reports of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia impacting oil, with Sean Cota, Lake Rudd & Company.

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    The sudden spike in oil prices following Thursday's report of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia highlights how nervous traders are about turmoil in the region.

  • Geopolitical Risks Driving Oil Prices Higher Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Geopolitical Risks Driving Oil Prices Higher

    Victor Shum, Managing Director, Purvin & Gert, says the spike in oil prices based on mere speculation of an explosion shows the oil market is extremely sensitive to major supply disruptions.

  • Traders Shrug Off False Saudi Oil Pipeline Report Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    The “Fast Money” pros weren’t concerned that the effect of a Saudi pipeline explosion - false, as it turns out - would last.

  • 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.

  • Israeli Officials to Visit US; Iran Optimistic on Talks Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    US-Israeli relations are expected to come under further pressure during a Washington visit by a high-level delegation from the Israeli government, to include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak next Monday. 

  • US Crude to Fall Below $100 in a Month: Expert Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Oil prices will fall to below $100 a barrel within the next month because markets are over estimating the potential of Western military action against Iran, said Andrew Su, CEO of commodity and currency broker, Compass Global Markets.

  • The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    HSBC Holdings said on Monday it will likely face criminal or civil charges from an expanding investigation into its ties to allegedly illegal money transactions, including some tied to Iran.

  • What Rising Oil Prices Could Do to the Dollar Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Oil prices are on a roll, and this strategist thinks its bad news for the buck.