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Analyst Makes Bombshell Prediction Of $50 Oil, And More Production Than We Could Possibly Know What

Business Insider -- For the US economy, this would be a 'Black Swan' of a totally different variety.

In Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's 2013 Energy Outlook, analyst Sabine Schels and colleagues make a shocking prediction about the possible path of West Texas Intermediate oil.

Surging US shale oil output creates risk of $50 WTI North America’s energy supplies are surging while the rest of the world continues to fight for scarce molecules of oil and gas. On our estimates, onshore US crude oil output now vastly exceeds previous growth rates in liquids and nat gas, particularly in Lower 48 states. With profitability for US domestic oil producers very high and no change in sight to US rules preventing crude oil exports, we expect WTI prices to continue to lag international prices. Indeed, we see a risk of WTI te


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:54:49 AM

diesel still up and going higher again.
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I won't hold my breath.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:56:56 PM

But, at some price point it doesn't make sense to produce oil and so the supply decreases...
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 11:16:32 PM

Pfft, yes, $50 oil and still $3 gas. yippee
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In his dreams.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 6:19:58 PM

The most important statement in that article: "With profitability for US domestic oil producers very high and no change in sight to US rules preventing crude oil exports, we expect WTI prices to continue to lag international prices."

What is important about it is that we will continue to allow domestic oil monopolies to exploit our resources and sell to the highest bidder on the open market. Our fuel and commodity prices will therefore be determined by global markets, not domestic markets. Meanwhile, the monopolies get richer while everyone else gets poorer.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 5:39:17 PM

yeah right,,like that will happen...
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 4:15:09 PM

Quite interestin. I'm not sure if I believe it though. That would mean gas prices at the pump should go down significantly, which in this year where pump prices in most of the country never went below $3 is hard to believe.

I found this interesting:

" With profitability for US domestic oil producers very high and no change in sight to US rules preventing crude oil exports..."

I had no idea that was true. I hope at the least there are exceptions for Canada and Mexico.

GTH
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 4:08:00 PM

This just in: "Analyst Wants Press Attention!"
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 3:58:07 PM

could be good?
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Drill Baby Drill!!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:48:15 PM

Sounds like this article was written in a bar during happy hour....
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:39:18 PM

it's easy to make prediction
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No more imports needed and we can finally get out of the middle east.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:36:48 PM

Of course
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EPA will make quick work of this.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:36:27 PM

we can only hope
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:36:27 PM

SO WHAT!!! $50 oil does not turn into $1/gal for gasoline or diesel.The oil companies will just do a lot of "refinery maintenance" to make sure the supply of refined product stays low enough to keep the prices high enough so that some yahoo in a suit can take home a bigger bonus than last year.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:36:11 PM

While it makes for interesting reading, I don't think a glut of domestically produced oil is a real concern under the leadership (?) of Emperor Obozo.
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Yea right
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When we drill for our own oil, the price will come down. THAT IS NO SURPRISE.
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I'll have what Joe is drinking or taking!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:32:24 PM

Analyst Makes Bombshell Prediction Of $50 Oil, And More Production Than We Could Possibly Know What(?) - that would be nice but $50 Oil will Not happen and there will be More production of oil and natural gas from US shale. Naural Gas production is exceeding the demand and the price of natural gas is going down fast. Gas prices going down at the pump is 'a good thing' for a much better economy, more than what Sneeky could ever hope to accomplish in the last four years or the next four years. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More refineries is Not the answer either, keep the exported fuel and natural gas here. If Big Oil can produce that much fuel for export, there is No need for More refineries! The only reason Sneeky has Not limited fuel exporting is that it's paying for his huge overspending of the taxpayers money.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:32:00 PM

Lets see!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:31:50 PM

Speculators will fix that.............
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It could work!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:30:22 PM

Doubt it, but watch the economy friggen take off if it happens.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:27:55 PM

What color is the sky in his world?
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:26:42 PM

Yeah right.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:26:41 PM

I hope so, but I don't think that it will happen.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:24:38 PM

i like it
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:22:10 PM

Ok
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Ah, c'mon!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:14:12 PM

I wish
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:11:47 PM

Bet the speculators slap this analyst cross-eyed!!
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:11:29 PM

very much doubt this will happen, but if it does...
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:11:17 PM

sounds good
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:08:12 PM

a small group of people getting their opinion posted online
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:04:47 PM

The chart showing how much oil is being shipped by rail is astounding. This has a lot to do with the Obama administration's blocking of the Keystone project that would increase our pipeline infrastructure. One of the biggest beneficiaries of all that rail shipping is Obama's buddy Warren Buffett.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:04:26 PM

Man, what is this dude smokin'?
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:04:21 PM

And gasoline is still too expensive.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 2:03:25 PM

So the GOP blames Obama for preventing domestic drilling - which he obviously has not - and now we are predicting so much of those products that the oil companies MUST export it in order to stay profitable, completely gutting the idea behind domestic drilling (lower prices and energy independence)...

Only in America!!
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Uh huh
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I don't think so.
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Not part of Obama's plan.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 1:58:12 PM

This is totally possible, but I wonder if gas prices will also be drastically lowered.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 1:56:56 PM

A nice dream.
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Keep dreaming
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 1:55:37 PM

I PREDICT ????????????????????????????? DUH.
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As if this is believable
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