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Oil price jumps as US averts 'fiscal cliff'

Associated Press -- The price of oil jumped by over a dollar on Wednesday, to above $93 a barrel, after U.S. lawmakers passed legislation to avoid a "fiscal cliff" that could have pushed the world's biggest economy into recession.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted near midnight to send the bill to President Barack Obama after a frantic day of political brinksmanship in Washington.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for February delivery was up $1.49 to $93.31 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.02 to finish at $91.82 per barrel in New York on Monday.

Economists had warned that if Congress did not take action a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to automatically start this year could have helped push the U.S. into rece


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PontiacLover
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:59:23 PM

The press loves this.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:39:58 AM

another lousy and thinly veiled excuse to get more money.
vcsuksu21
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:34:55 PM

Surprise surprise
joebobdiddly
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:08:27 AM

Ditto
rabbit_tdi
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:33:00 AM

The slackers in Congress STILL have not done anything to balance the US F. Govt. budget!
12mpgnavigator
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:42:50 AM

Happy New Year everyone!
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 3:30:01 AM

Yo jkpsr. The election is over. Enough with the political posts.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:14:09 AM

Double dip anyone?
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:08:37 AM

Leave it to the Republicans to play brinkmanship with our economy. They just cannot get over the loss in November.
pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:08:13 AM

Here comes the recession! Pray that is all it is...
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:06:40 AM

No matter the news, the oil prices never jump down.
jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:06:32 AM

OK
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:03:14 AM

Stupid.
Darwin00
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:01:25 AM

We still have a long way to go!
FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:00:18 AM

They will use any excuse.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:57:37 PM

Prices dropped.
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:51:09 PM

yup, prices already went up at the pump
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:47:45 PM

dont you people get tired blaming the President for doing what the nation agrees with? Taxes have been low to protect the rich not for the middle class. Historically low while in financial ruin... yes spending needs cut but revenue is needed. Could always go back to the tax rates under Ike.
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:47:24 PM

They will find any damn reason to raise prices
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:44:34 PM

make tiny step towards governing and oil companies call that a reason to raise prices. great logic there
gasmack
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:44:07 PM

It'll come down again when debate begins on the next fiscal cliff.
beachmanglen
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:43:36 PM

Gas is still cheap, compared to the rest of the world.
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:37:11 PM

It was bound to happen.
BanTheEPA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:36:07 PM

DEG,

I don't care for Obama (or Romney)and don't defend Obama at all, but the 2% increase was temporary from the beginning and we knew that going into it. It is not an increase over what it was originally, it is going back to what it used to be and if it increased more after that then yes I would be mad. We were given a 2% break and now its over, deal with it.

As far as gas prices, I have no faith that he will make any attempts to curtail them.

[Edited by: BanTheEPA at 1/2/2013 11:38:20 PM EST]
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:33:10 PM

Any reason to RAISE PRICES
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:32:03 PM

Recession still might happen anyway.
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:29:50 PM

They smell money.
Marson
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:28:43 PM

You asked for this if you voted for Obama.
DEG
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:27:38 PM

What did you expect? We will be paying 2% more of our income for social security and more for gas soon (no thanks to Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their ilk).
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:23:20 PM

this stinks
jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:22:55 PM

NemoIL said: "With Obama's massive new tax increases, our economy is heading off the cliff, but no one is talking about this danger."

The media could NEVER have any bad word about Obozo's screw-ups. We're going to see many disasters over the next 4 years. Some will be products of the FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS he's already blown recklessly, but we're sure to get more of his idiotic ideas rammed down our throats. Of course, when it all falls apart, the liberals will all blame Republicans. That's what they did when the economy fell apart in 2008 - they blamed it on Bush, but it was Dumbocrats who were primarily responsible for the meltdown.
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:20:56 PM

I agree, a total crock. It's not going to provide any more money for us. Just another speculator excuse.
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:18:56 PM

What a total crock of BS.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:18:44 PM

We need lower gas prices!
scotty1972
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:18:21 PM

OK.........BEND OVER !!!!!
BanTheEPA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:13:09 PM

Although any increase in oil prices is unwelcome and harmful to the economy, at current prices, a one or two dollar increase is definitely not a "jump". This is the media trying to spread hype and panic to an already troubled market. These are also the same people that will tell you a 25ยข decrease constitutes a plummet in the market.
PontiacLover
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:09:30 PM

Stunning that the press made such a deal out of this...when everyone knew there would be a last second deal. This isn't the NHL after all.

Saner heads will always put the looming fiscal crisis off for another 2-3 years instead of dealing with it now. Hello...Greece, France, Spain.
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:06:25 PM

It's unfortunate the not "going off the cliff" has to mean higher gas prices. However, it not only excited the gas market but the entire stock market.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:05:04 PM

Good for investors, I guess, bad for fuel prices in the long run.
LuckyLou1
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:02:31 PM

Prices still falling here but not under $3 yet
serrog
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:02:24 PM

Not unexpected
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:02:12 PM

Of course
sickhp
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:00:01 PM

Drill baby drill in all of Ameirca.
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:57:32 PM

More profit scalping in progress...
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:56:32 PM

And gas jumped 8 cents in one day here
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:47:05 PM

i would disagree... The fiscal cliff ( a fabrication of Obama ) has not been averted... just delayed and its impact on the country will get worse the longer efforts to curb spending are delayed. Eventually, we will be known as the greek states of America.
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:45:05 PM

It will go back down soon, when the idiot speculators realize we will be using less gasoline.
lowspeed
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:41:49 PM

WHY?????
seahawks
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:38:41 PM

very simple, it is called greed!!!
toadNY
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:34:39 PM

Explains the price increase in gas today.
yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:33:52 PM

wow that's a surprise
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