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Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Push U.S. Oil Prices Higher?

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Oil prices continued their six-week long descent today as futures keep selling off after the Iran nuclear deal last month.

But the big question is: Could oil prices increase when the Iran nuclear deal goes into effect?

Here's a breakdown of the deal and how it will affect oil over the long term...

Why Crude Oil Futures Are Up After the Iran Deal

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Crude oil futures surprisingly surged higher today after Iranian negotiations finally culminated in a landmark nuclear deal.

The deal allows Iran to start exporting more oil, which analysts worry will flood the already oversupplied market.

But there's one fundamental reason why prices won't dip lower...

Why This Week's Market Overreaction Won't Affect Energy Demand

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Some days you just want to crawl back into bed and pull up the covers. Wednesday was certainly one of them.

Greece has until Sunday to be saved from financial oblivion, and the Chinese stock market looks like it has come unglued. On top of these crises, the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for over three hours Wednesday because of a "technical" glitch.

But none of this will have any effect on energy demand. Here's why...

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Is Up Today

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There are two reasons why the WTI oil price is up today.

The main reason is the rebound in China's stock market, which saw its biggest one-day gain in six years. The other is the delay in a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Here's how both helped caused the surge in oil prices today...

Why the WTI Oil Price Is Down Today

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There are three reasons why the WTI oil price is down today.

The biggest one is the debt crisis in Greece, which came to a head yesterday after Greek citizens voted against bailout conditions.

Here's a breakdown of how all three have caused the oil price drawback over the last week...

How to Invest in the New Energy Balance

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As we await the next chapter in the ongoing Greek debt mess, something of interest is happening right here in the U.S.

For the first time in my memory (which goes back more than four decades in this business), the energy market's normal supply-and-demand trade-off has been fundamentally altered.

As I have explained on several occasions in Oil & Energy Investor, overleverage will hamper some U.S. producers, while the inability to replace volume extracted due to the expenses incurred exceeding the wellhead profits will cause significant problems for others.

Here's where the best opportunities are going to arise...

How Much Is a Barrel of Oil Today?

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How much is a barrel of oil today, 7/2/15: Oil prices are seeing a soft rally today on the coattails of a bullish U.S. jobs report.

Despite today's gains, oil prices have fallen by more than 1% over the last week.

But short-term volatility is expected. In fact, prices will follow this distinct upward pattern over the course of 2015...

This Chart Compares the Oil Price History to Natural Gas Price History

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The past year has delivered one of the worst crashes in oil price history.

It has been the worst-performing commodity in the energy sector, slumping even lower than natural gas prices.

This chart shows how these two significant resources have trended over the last 15 years...

Why Our Oil Price Forecast Just Moved Higher

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Oil prices are up 14.5% year to date.

Concerns that have plagued the oil patch over the last several months, including supply/demand, are subsiding.

So where's oil headed? Keep reading for our latest oil price forecast...

Why the WTI Crude Oil Price Today Rose to $61.37

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The WTI crude oil price today surged above $61 in morning trading on declining inventory data.

The rise in oil prices came after the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a bullish weekly supply report.

Here's what that means for oil price forecasts for the rest of the year...

The Best Oil ETF to Invest in Today

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With oil prices ready to continue their rebound, investors are on the hunt for the best oil ETF to invest in now.

WTI oil prices are up 23.2% since they bottomed at $49.65 on March 17. They are still down 37% since June 23, 2014.

That's why we're recommending this oil ETF today...

Here's Why WTI Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today

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Two reasons why WTI crude oil prices are down today are the Greek debt negotiations and looming Iran deadline.

The international news has big implications on where WTI oil prices are headed the rest of the year.

Here's a breakdown of today's movements...

Here's Why Crude Oil Prices Are Up Today

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Why crude oil prices are up today: Oil surged above $60 a barrel after the EIA released a bullish drilling report.

Daily oil production in the major shale regions is expected to fall to 5.5 million barrels in July.

Here's why that decline will happen - and how it'll move prices into the mid-$70 range...

What Happened at the OPEC Meeting Today?

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At today's OPEC meeting, the cartel announced it would maintain its collective output at 30 million barrels a day.

The decision marks the second time since November that OPEC will defy the global supply glut and weak oil prices.

But OPEC has been lying about its production ceiling all along...

How the OPEC Meeting Is Affecting Oil Prices

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will hold its first oil summit of the year in Vienna tomorrow.

The OPEC meeting will be the first since the cartel fired off the first shot in the "price war" last November.

Here's what you should keep an eye on during the summit...

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