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  • Energy Ministers to Talk Oil Prices and Speculation Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:46 AM ET
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    The 13th International Energy Forum (IEF) kicks off on Tuesday in Kuwait City, bringing to the table energy ministers from 88 countries around the world representing some 90 percent of global supply and demand

  • 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.

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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.

  • Are Treasury & Corporate Bonds Dangerous? Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 7:05 PM ET
    Are Treasury & Corporate Bonds Dangerous?

    Kenneth Heebner, Capital Growth Management, and Richard Berg, Performance Trust Capital Partners, discuss the outlook on stocks, oil, housing, and the best way to invest in this market. Also, CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on today's oil spike and rumors of a Saudi pipeline explosion.

  • 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.

  • S&P 1700 in 2012? Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    S&P 1700 in 2012?

    The update on oil's surge on rumors of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia, with the Fast Money crew. Also, two super-bullish reports out today calling for the S&P to hit 1700 later this year, driven by fundamentals. Are the catalysts in place to push the S&P to those levels? Discussing the oil & gas boom; improving outlook on housing, and the dip in unemployment, with the Fast Money traders. And, checking the charts to see if technical indicators support the bullish outlook, with Jeff Weiss, Tejas Securities technical analyst.

  • 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 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.

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    The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

  • China Buys Up Saudi, Russian Oil to Squeeze Iran Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:11 PM ET
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    China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudi Arabia Will Not Let Oil Go Above $100: Prince Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:29 PM ET
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    An "element of fear" over Iran is playing into the price of oil despite higher supply and decreasing demand, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud told CNBC Monday.

  • Iran Softens Line on Cutting Oil to Europe Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Iran has indicated that its threat to cut oil supplies to European states in order to pre-empt a European Union oil embargo that comes into effect in July may be only a symbolic one.

  • Iran: 'Some' European Countries to Lose Oil Imports Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    A series of tit-for-tat statements between Iran and the European Union showed no signs of abating on Saturday, with the Iranian Oil Minister saying that oil exports “will certainly be cut to some European countries.”

  • Commodities Next Week: EU's Iran Embargo & Oil Prices

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

  • Iran Tension Will Keep Oil Prices High: Analyst Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 6:30 AM ET
    Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    The tensions over Iran and threats from the West to apply sanctions on Iranian oil will see crude prices facing more of an upside risk in the near future, a commodities analyst told CNBC.

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    A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for transporting about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.

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

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

  • Saudi Prince Buys $300M Stake in Twitter Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:00 AM ET
    Saudi Prince Buys $300M Stake in Twitter

    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company say they are investing a combined $300 million in Twitter.

  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  • T. Boone on Energy Independence Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 7:53 AM ET
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    T. Boone Pickens discusses his outlook for energy and how easy it is for the United States to develop its own energy and the benefits of getting off of OPEC's oil.