Oil Prices

Oil Prices Are at Iraq's Mercy – but You Can Profit

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In a Tuesday appearance yesterday on CNBC's "Closing Bell" program, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors discussed his outlook for the strife in Iraq and what it will mean for oil prices.

"I think the situation in Iraq is about to deleverage, and deleverage quickly," Dr. Moors said. But he also said that certain oil companies were actually benefiting from the recent turbulence in oil prices.

In this video, Dr. Moors talks about why this is happening - and names the companies that stand to gain...

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What Lifting U.S. Export Ban Means for Crude Oil Prices

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In August, the U.S. government will begin allowing the exportation of crude oil for the first time in 40 years.

That has many American consumers wondering what will happen to crude oil prices now that the United States is exporting oil.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CCTV Friday and discussed the benefits of U.S. oil exportation, and what effect oil exports will have on consumers and oil prices.

See what impact U.S. oil exports could have on jobs, revenue, and local taxes.

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Why Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today – But Won't Stay There

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Crude oil futures ticked a tad lower Thursday as investors digested the supply and export outlook in Iraq, as well as demand prospects from the United States - but the dips are likely temporary.

As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors recently explained, prices further out on the futures curve are rising much more quickly than anticipated as worries mount over global supply and demand.

Here’s what’s weighing crude oil prices down today… at least for now.

Gasoline Prices Are Headed to $4 Per Gallon… and Here's Why

Futures prices for both crude and gasoline were down yesterday. Unfortunately, that barely tells the real story.

Thanks to the growing Sunni insurrection and the rapid unraveling of the Shiite government in Baghdad, you can bet that prices for both crude and gasoline will be making the headlines over the next two months.

As the next-month rates (August 2014) fell in yesterday's trade, oil prices as far out as December 2018 began to spike.

What "Exceptionally Unstable" Crude Oil Prices Will Do to Gas This Week

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Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Fridayto discuss what geopolitical conflict in Iraq will do to crude oil prices and the effect on gas this week.

On Friday, Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) insurgents attacked Baji, an area about 200 miles north of Baghdad. Baji houses the largest refinery in Iraq, which accounts for almost a third of the country's refining capacity. Although the Iraqi government said it held Baji against the attack, ISIS has control of areas just outside the refinery.

Watch the video to see where Moors thinks "exceptionally unstable" crude oil prices will go from here, and whether gas prices will hit $4 per gallon this week...

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Dow Jones Today Moving on These Top Stories

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Dow Jones today, June 23, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Friday, finishing the week on a positive note. U.S. crude-oil benchmark closed at its highest level in nine months as geopolitical tension continues to shake Iraq. Brent futures ended a seven-day streak, finishing below $115 a barrel.

This morning, crude oil prices were again on the rise as battles between Sunni militants and Iraqi government troops continued, and the fight is fast approaching the nation's capital of Baghdad.

Here's the news that will be moving the Dow Jones today:

Oil Prices Will Continue to Rocket

Everyone wants to know why the price at the pump just keeps going higher.

The last time I discussed this issue was in late April. Since then, pump prices in the United States have jumped more than 12%.

Five years ago, the global oil market hit "panic" prices that ultimately exceeded $147 a barrel,

There were two reasons for this...

Today's Stock Market News: Fresh Highs for Dow Jones, S&P 500, U.S. Oil

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Stock market news, June 20: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs today (Friday), finishing out the week on a positive note. U.S. crude-oil benchmark closed at the highest level in nine months as geopolitical tension continues to shake Iraq. Brent futures ended a seven-day streak, finishing below $115 a barrel.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,951.51 (+0.18%)
S&P 500: 1,962.91 (+0.18%)
NASDAQ: 4,368.04 (+0.2%)

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today...

The Oil "Crisis Spike" Is Just Getting Started

First there was the crisis in Ukraine. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Iraq exploded into chaos again.

Both testify to one simple truth about today's energy sector: Geopolitical factors are the quintessential wild cards when it comes to estimating energy prices.

As for crude, prices have been subdued both yesterday and this morning following a crisis-related spike. But with two full-blown crises now looming, you can bet that's not going to last.

Oil prices are now likely headed higher.

In this case, supply and demand only works in the textbooks. These days, geopolitical events can quickly outdistance the "market-only" factors.

That's especially true in Iraq, where insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are still on the move...

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Crude Oil Prices Soaring on New Attacks in Iraq; Here's Where They're Headed

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Crude oil prices are hovering near 52-week highs this morning (Wednesday), following news that Sunni militant fighters have attacked Iraq's main oil refinery in the city of Baiji.

Importantly, today's attack does not impact export production or export routes, but that doesn't mean that the mounting crisis won't have a major impact on crude oil prices today.

Here’s where oil prices are headed as this crisis continues to unfold...

Today's Surge in Oil Prices Is Creating a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity

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Yesterday Iraq descended into full-blown civil war.

At the same time, Russian oil interests - specifically those of the Russian parastatal Gazprom - are hitting Western-placed hurdles to their coveted South Stream natural gas pipeline project to the West. That's right when Putin and the Kremlin need it most.

These two events are hundreds - in some cases thousands - of miles apart, but they will have major, immediate impacts on energy prices. And understandably, investors are worried.

Yesterday, we caught up with Dr. Kent Moors for his unique insight, just as he finished speaking to the country in a Fox News interview. Kent had a very different take on events, saying, "We're in an unusually advantageous situation for American investors."

Here's what Dr. Moors sees that no one else does...

Oil Prices Today and the Iraq Crisis

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Oil prices today are approaching $107 a barrel as offenses by Islamic militants in Iraq are causing concerns that Iraq's oil supplies and exports could be slowed of entirely cut off.

The crisis has consumers worrying how high the price of oil will go and how U.S. policies will be impacted.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on FOX Business' "Countdown to the Closing Bell" yesterday (Thursday) and discussed the potential collapse of Iraq and how that could impact the price of oil and U.S. consumers.

See his take here:

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Iran's "Oil Show" Just Revealed a Huge Opportunity

Let's face it: Iran isn't at the top of anyone's list when considering all the profit opportunities out there in the world. At least, not yet...

You see, Iran is changing - and quickly.

Its new political regime at least appears to be increasingly open to the West.

Its old-style buyback contracts with international oil companies have long been considered high-risk with little or no flexibility; they essentially allowed Iran to own the oil company assets and allow the company a stream of profit.

But the isolated nation recently announced the introduction of a new generation of oil contract, one that promises to be considerably friendlier to foreign partners.

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