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Saudi Arabia cuts oil output as US production grows, official says

Bangor Daily News -- MANAMA, Bahrain — Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, reduced production to the lowest in 19 months as booming U.S. output and recovering shipments from Iraq threaten to oversupply the global oil market, a Gulf official said.

Production fell 4.9 percent to 9.025 million barrels a day in December, according to the person with knowledge of the kingdom’s energy policy. The 465,000-barrel cut is the largest monthly drop since November 2008, when Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members slashed supplies amid a global recession.

Brent crude futures Thursday advanced as much as $1.53, or 1.4 percent, to a three-month high of $113.29 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange in London. Banks and consultants including Societe Generale, the Centre for Global Energy Studies and Jadwa Inv


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:08:04 AM

Saudi Arabia is still the one with the highest oil reserves. Like it or not.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:14:57 AM

Retread.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:32:31 AM

OPEC HAS BEEN IN THE DRIVERS SEAT LONG ENOUGH, BYE OPEC.
gobux10
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:04:22 AM

Just trying to keep their price up by limiting demand
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:00:26 AM

It will be nice if they have to cut t to zero.
NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:59:09 AM

Ditto, jrs4125.
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:20:25 AM

Must keep the crude price high.
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:43:20 AM

At least they are having to cut their own profits.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:27:35 AM

Well, when you get used to making billions...
NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:10:00 AM

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A fresh link to article here:
Saudi Arabia cuts oil output as US production grows, official says
Palantas
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:45:50 AM

I see.
Focus2
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:40:05 AM

You won't see $2 gasoline because the refineries here know you will pay $3 to $4 without protesting!
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:36:28 AM

there goes the gas prices
medic319
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:34:52 AM

Maybe we should slow production of military hardware that we sell to the Saudis
HEBster
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:34:26 AM

Gotta keep up that $3/gallon mindset...
Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:33:33 AM

The Saudi's want to keep oil prices high.
Harry813
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:32:33 AM

I'll agree to that !
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:31:16 AM

That's to simple "rahcat"
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:31:10 AM

They lie so much that you do not know what to believe.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:30:26 AM

Why not trade them Obama to keep oil output high?
Toppers
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:29:01 AM

Trying to keep supply down...
PissedATthePump
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:25:11 AM

Just keeping supply lower than demand.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:24:50 AM

ok , i dont get this. if there is 'oversupply" why are prices spiking on any given day of the week ?
viperND
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:24:30 AM

bah
10k
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:24:23 AM

goody-now big oil has a reason to jump 25¢ every week for a month..

chuckwthompson: i agree 100%..

[Edited by: 10k at 1/12/2013 12:25:16 AM EST]
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:23:58 AM

Someone needs higher prices?
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:22:56 AM

Screw Sauda Arabia and the camel they rode in on!
uglytom
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:21:40 AM

Let's keep their oil in the ground!
4warned
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:21:06 AM

Sounds like there trying to drive prices up.
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:20:45 AM

OH boy another excuse to raise prices on gas...
regout
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:20:40 AM

Well, USA could keep there oil until SA have no more oil.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:17:37 AM

Too bad.
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:15:59 AM

They need to keep oil prices high
skb69sa
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:15:08 AM

Keep away from OPEC and the Arab world.
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:15:00 AM

Saudi will just save the extra until the price is higher. The Shale oil people are just waiting to get Washington approval To Export, once they can arrange the distribution to the ports. Then they will raise their prices also.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:14:35 AM

anything to keep the price high and gouge the average american.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:12:18 AM

tell all Arabs: ONE bushel of wheat for ONE barrel of oil. They need our food far more than we need their oil.
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:11:59 AM

We've got them shaking in their boots! Wait, do Arabs wear boots?
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:11:53 AM

I knew they would figure out how to keep the price up :).
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:11:16 AM

Maybe they are getting the hint!
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:10:39 AM

I hope they run out of oil alltogether. If I knew where the gasoline is from when I gass up I would be very selective.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:10:33 AM

Keep oil coming
stratlinetime
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:10:32 AM

Why is the price still going up?
melvindale
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:09:17 AM

Truth or OPEC move?
jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:08:05 AM

Figures. Can't have prices go below $3...
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:06:26 AM

Keeping supply tight.
jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:05:09 AM

ok
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:04:39 AM

Ok.
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:04:07 AM

Well
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:03:33 AM

That's right!
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