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American game with oil

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On July 17, there was a slight increase in the main quotations on the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow-Jones, S&P and NASDAQ indices rose, and Mr. Ben Bernanke promised the American economy all sorts of pleasant prospects. At the auction on Wednesday, oil rose in price. Its rise in price is connected not with the promising forecasts of the Fed chief, but with a decrease in the reserves of "black gold" in the United States. However, the big question is what kind of decline ...


As passed correspondent ITAR-TASS Andrey Bekrenev, oil at auction 17 July rose by 0,48 dollar. This happened against the background of information that last week US oil reserves fell more than expected by analysts.

Futures contracts for oil supplies in September were made at the price of 106,48 dollars per barrel.

RIA News" clarifies that the price of September futures for Brent Crude Oil rose by 0,31 dollars (to 109,40 dollars per barrel). The price of August futures for WTI increased by 0,46 dollars (to 106,46 dollars per barrel).

Prices rose against the backdrop of data on the reduction of commercial oil reserves in the United States and the Fed report on the continuation of the economic recovery of the country.

According to the US Department of Energy, for the week ending July 12, the country's commercial oil reserves fell by 6,9 million barrels, or by 1,8% (to 367 million barrels). Analysts polled by the Bloomberg agency had expected a decline of only two million barrels.

The reduction of reserves indicates the continued high demand for petroleum products. Hence the rise in prices.

The next morning, July 18, oil prices declined. The reason is now called the increase in fuel stocks in the United States.

"Voice of Russia" reports that the price of August futures for “Brent Crude Oil” on 7: Moscow time 55 fell by 0,11 dollars and amounted to 108,03 dollars per barrel. The cost of the August futures for WTI dropped to 0,06 dollars and amounted to 106,42 dollars per barrel.

Interesting information appeared in the blog "Zero Hedge". The information of this portal is based on the material of the Russian agency. Finmarket.

The blog notes that in the past two weeks, oil reserves in the United States have fallen to a record 20 million barrels. This has not happened in the last thirty years. The situation seems even more strange, given that the trends in the market should have led to an increase in US fuel stocks.

The authors gave some explanations to the latest raw materials phenomenon:

a) the US market is entering a maturity stage: uses less fuel due to higher efficiency and the development of alternative energy sources;

b) the last two weeks of simple refinery capacity turned out to be unprecedented, and supplies were at a record high level.

The two-week domestic production was very high in the country - 7,2-7,4 million barrels per day when imported into 7,4-7,5 million barrels. Last year, imports were higher - 8,6 million barrels. The trend of replacing Saudi oil with American oil is not declining. The authors are at a loss as to where the oil of Saudi Arabia is now: after all, they no longer work there to ship oil to the United States. Nigerian oil, too, "splashing in tankers in anticipation of buyers": after all, the United States began to produce "its oil of better quality and abandoned Nigerian."

Tankers - that's where the dog is buried. Prices for tankers are rising. That is the reason why millions of barrels of oil are stored in ports around the world. This is done for the sake of artificially raising prices. In this way, oil producers are trying to compensate for the increase in US domestic production, exporting less to America.

Another oddity was also highlighted in the material: last week 3 million distillates were produced, but gasoline reserves fell by 2,6 million.

Economists are sure: something is unclean. It is possible that oil has moved from official storage facilities, the reserves of which are recorded in the accounts, to those storage facilities that are not reflected in official documents. For what? There is no clarity on this issue.

“Something ridiculous and most likely illegal is happening in the oil industry, because there is no way to use this oil for the production of petroleum products. The system simply cannot cope with such a volume without a drop in oil imports. ”


The conclusion is made: oil is taken from storage and poured into tankers. In this way, there is a shortage in the transportation market and there is a game for price increase. It is assumed that oil will later be thrown onto the market.

Interestingly girls dance, add on my own. After all, the release of oil to the market by large companies will inevitably lead to the collapse of world prices. Therefore, no analysis logic is visible. However, analysts themselves point out that “something also doesn’t add up on the oil market.” Some kind of game is going on, but which one is difficult to understand. American traders will not give up their goals, otherwise all their plans will lose their meaning.

It can also be assumed that there is a geopolitical background. The United States is ready to start an economic war to bring down commodity prices — in order, first of all, to “kill” rising Russia (following the example of the deprived USSR), additionally punish unbending Iran and establish democratization of Saudi Arabia (and there Qatar). It will not be easy for Iraq, which turned out to be not so accommodating as the bosses from Washington would like. In the Middle East, in full accordance with the theory of controlled chaos, an unprecedented crisis will break out, and the Russian economy, which the World Bank has recently placed in fifth place in terms of GDP, calculated at purchasing power parity, will change to decline. Slates, on which the White House, in regard to both gas and oil, already hopes to be a world exporter of raw materials, indirectly confirm this idea. True, the cost of oil produced from shale is higher than the cost of oil extracted from the subsurface in the traditional way. However, for a market breakthrough that can be conveniently combined with geopolitical expansion, a low price strategy is also appropriate.

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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 19 July 2013 07: 41
    +7
    If the United States had not muddied the color revolutions in the main oil region, the game to reduce oil prices could have turned out. Now complete unpredictability and the only question is when will the sharp decline in oil supplies from Qatar, the Saudis and others begin. The more warriors and chaos there are, the less oil. Everything is natural.
    Everything else, exchanges, speculators are miserable for us not rich to the lantern hi
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 19 July 2013 09: 18
      16
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Everything else, exchanges, speculators are miserable for us not rich to the lantern


      In June, just the business travelers paid me about 35 thousand last year. rub. Went exchanged part of this amount to 1000doll. in plain sight. Then the dollar began to grow, everyone rushed to buy it, and I vice versa changed them back to rubles (I guessed almost at the peak of growth). Then, as you know, the ruble began to strengthen and the dollar became cheaper and I bought those dollars back, I just got 1100 dollars. for the same money. That’s how I turned out to be a currency speculator laughing
      1. Furnace driver
        Furnace driver 19 July 2013 09: 53
        +8
        um ... here the state vegetates in poverty (according to the media), and it builds up its foreign exchange reserves. here is a villain! laughing take and divide repeat
      2. Canep
        Canep 19 July 2013 09: 53
        +2
        Congratulations. But they keep money in dollars I do not advise.
        1. Ascetic
          Ascetic 19 July 2013 10: 54
          +4
          Quote: Canep
          Congratulations. But they keep money in dollars I do not advise.


          And I don’t hold them ... My wife immediately bankrupted my currency business. smile
          As the saying goes, they did not live richly, do not start figs ... Another thing is an honest hard worker and he cannot earn enough money in his family under the conditions of our "wild liberal capitalism." On this occasion, there is also a popular wisdom: You cannot make (build) stone chambers with righteous labor.
          1. Canep
            Canep 19 July 2013 14: 08
            +3
            Quote: Ascetic
            And I don’t hold them ... My wife immediately bankrupted my currency business.

            Can a woman help a man become a millionaire?
            Answer: maybe if the man is a billionaire.
            laughing laughing laughing
            1. Corsair
              Corsair 19 July 2013 15: 03
              +1
              Quote: Canep
              Can a woman help a man become a millionaire?
              Answer: maybe if the man is a billionaire.

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          2. smart ass
            smart ass 20 July 2013 08: 53
            0
            For example, I keep money in silver coins of the 3rd Reich)) Pfenning marks 1933-1945 year .. the collection has accumulated)) Drag metal rises in price + nomesmatic value increases day by day)) and it's nice to look at the history, so to speak .. And no defaults fearless ... deceive the guys in any currency the more BACS
        2. Ivanovic
          Ivanovic 19 July 2013 21: 25
          -1
          And what to keep, if not secret?
          1. fartfraer
            fartfraer 19 July 2013 21: 37
            0
            in weapons and ammunition. for any development of events will not be superfluous.
          2. Corsair
            Corsair 20 July 2013 11: 49
            0
            Quote: Ivanovic
            And what to keep, if not secret?
  2. Sirocco
    Sirocco 19 July 2013 08: 01
    0
    The conclusion is made: oil is taken from storage and poured into tankers. In this way, there is a shortage in the transportation market and there is a game for price increase. It is assumed that oil will later be thrown onto the market.
    From the change of terms, the sum of the numbers is unchanged. Or are these new laws in mathematics?)))
    1. Refund_SSSR
      Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 08: 27
      +3
      It could only write, dense in the oil and gas industry, man
      1. CTEPX
        CTEPX 20 July 2013 05: 07
        0
        Quote: We refund_SSSR
        It could only write, dense in the oil and gas industry, man

        No, as the Americans explain)). Any explanation is suitable for them, because they draw oil prices on their own)).
  3. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 19 July 2013 08: 30
    +1
    Something is clearly plotted by amers.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 19 July 2013 09: 48
      +3
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Something is clearly plotted by amers.
  4. Refund_SSSR
    Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 08: 34
    +5
    The blog notes that in the past two weeks, oil reserves in the United States have fallen to a record 20 million barrels. This has not happened in the last thirty years. The situation seems even more strange, given that the trends in the market should have led to an increase in US fuel stocks.

    Why look for some conspiracy theories if things can be simpler?
    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing filed for bankruptcy
    http://russian.rt.com/article/12641

    The United States is quietly coming to bankruptcy of the nation, and so the demand for energy is falling.
  5. Mart
    19 July 2013 08: 39
    0
    On the "Voice of Russia" appeared material about this theme.
    1. mogus
      mogus 19 July 2013 08: 49
      0
      Along the way, I came across an article about the accumulation of oil in the United States. At a certain point they will get it out of the stash and drop the price. But there were also articles about targeted concealment of production volumes upward.
      We will see ...
    2. Refund_SSSR
      Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 08: 55
      +1
      Has the dynamics of US oil imports been estimated relative to the dynamics of own consumption and own production?
      I am neither a writer nor a publicist, and personally, other people's words do not inspire me at all, but the possibility that imports have fallen may more than fully explain the fall in own reserves to a minimum ...
      Therefore, I would like to see the NUMBERS in large and long tables :) I’m too lazy to dig myself, I don’t need it, but I’m sure that the truth is somewhere there.
      For your information: The USA is the largest oil importer.
      Something like this ...
      Z.Y. Well, the rumors about their own unbelievable tricks, it is profitable to spread by the United States themselves ... That's just the reality is not always what they see it in the states. Bluff with hydrates, a bluff with UGS and PHN ... It was, passed already.
      1. Refund_SSSR
        Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 19
        0
        Pay attention to the chart of imports (blue) and own production (red), while one hundred own consumption already in 2012 fell but slightly in relation to the other two (i.e. the United States continues to shamelessly devour oil)
        I think you don’t need to be a serious analyst to understand that your own needs are completely unblocked and reserves are used ... they are not even used and FAT ... But it's already mid-2013 .. i.e. 1,5 years have already passed from the extreme point of the schedule ...
        1. Refund_SSSR
          Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 21
          0
          Now look at this graph.
          The blue branch shows the dynamics of imports to China .. as can be seen in 2011, China and the United States were equal in volume
          1. Refund_SSSR
            Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 22
            0
            And now look at this graph, which shows that India is also increasing the volume of imported crude oil!
            1. Refund_SSSR
              Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 24
              +7
              So why is this my flood (as a conclusion):
              And the fact that the United States is no longer able to single-handedly affect oil prices, since they themselves do not import or produce oil, but still consume a lot, while other consumers are growing, which ensures the demand for this resource.
              Here is a refutation of the review .. hi .
              Everything was googled in 15 minutes and therefore there may be inaccuracies.
              But once again I remind you that now 2013, and even a cursory glance at the headlines in the press, makes it clear that in the USA everything was very bad with resources and even more so over the past half year ...
              A MORE all this suggests that US on the verge of a powerful energy crisis And HERE FOR THIS it is profitable for them to spread rumors that they do not need anything to at least somehow lower prices ...
              Statistics, science is false, but you cannot fool it yourself wink
              1. Micex
                Micex 19 July 2013 09: 36
                0
                Americans produce a lot of oil, while they do not need to increase the import of oil products (not oil !!!) from abroad.
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                2. Refund_SSSR
                  Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 57
                  +1
                  It is impossible to separately consider oil and oil products.
                  The fall in imports of petroleum products (blue line in the first chart) inevitably entails the need for its own refining of oil into an oil product, because pure oil itself is needed exclusively as a resource and no more (well, this is obvious).
                  And this is what we are talking about: if you look exclusively at the extraction and import of RAW oil, the situation seems to be normal, but when you look in conjunction with imported oil products (and their import in past years was enormous), the question immediately arises: A Is the need provided by prey or not?
              2. antonio
                antonio 19 July 2013 11: 08
                +1
                It's not so simple, the statistics are very insidious ...
                They do not take into account offshore oil and deepwater drilling, as Offshore is not a US territory. The US has enough oil, but why get it if you can buy for Dollarsthat you print yourself?
              3. Andrey_K
                Andrey_K 19 July 2013 11: 52
                0
                Or can the inconsistencies indicated in the article be explained ... by the illegal gasoline business? - whatever the mafia or even the same oil companies underestimate imort, so as not to pay taxes and also underestimate gasoline sales.
                On paper, there is a decrease in consumption, but in reality, everything is not so.
              4. Curculum
                Curculum 19 July 2013 12: 56
                0
                Quote: We refund_SSSR
                And BUT all this suggests that the United States is on the verge of a powerful energy crisis, and HERE IS IT, therefore, it is beneficial for them to spread rumors that they do not need anything to at least somehow lower prices

                Greetings, Sergey!
                The following news appeared in the subject of your post:
                WASHINGTON, Jul 19 - RIA Novosti, Alexey Bogdanovsky. The authorities of the city of Detroit, Michigan, declared bankruptcy due to the inability to pay almost 20 billion debts, USA Today reported on Thursday.
                Bankruptcy of the city became almost inevitable after negotiations with creditors failed, and the municipality defaulted on 40 million debt payments in June. According to the plan, most lenders will receive only cents for each dollar invested, and municipal workers - less than 10% of the pension and insurance payments due to them.
                Detroit is in deep crisis. Its population has declined since 2000 by more than a quarter, to 700 thousand inhabitants. Sixty years ago, more than 2 million people lived in the city. Now about 40 thousand houses and plots are empty, 36% of residents live below the poverty line.
                Detroit leads in the number of murders among all US cities with a population of more than 200 thousand people. The municipality of the city spends $ 100 million more annually than it earns, and compensates the rest with loans.
          2. Ivanovic
            Ivanovic 19 July 2013 21: 29
            -1
            And how is it importing into China, blue, somewhere in the 1990s, managed to go negative?
        2. Micex
          Micex 19 July 2013 09: 34
          0
          This graph only says that with practically unimpaired volumes of oil products consumption, oil products import has fallen, i.e. America's refineries are loaded with their own and imported oil (the schedule of which is unchanged) and give them to the market.
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          2. Refund_SSSR
            Refund_SSSR 19 July 2013 09: 39
            0
            I agree in part, but
            Well, something like this ... and production ...
            Of course, there are data from US sources that they have increased production over the past 5 years almost to the level of the 70th year, but I personally did not find objective confirmation.
  6. dojjdik
    dojjdik 19 July 2013 08: 49
    0
    once Gaddafi, with the help of OPEC, raised the price of oil - before that the cost of a liter of "Coca Cola" was equal to the cost of oil - well, he paid with his life
  7. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 19 July 2013 08: 51
    +1
    SYSHYA I CAN’T NOT THINK at least anything, just to harm Russia. They climb straight out of the skin to spoil her.
    1. fartfraer
      fartfraer 19 July 2013 18: 52
      -1
      Yes, they are equally divided in Russia, I think. They take care of themselves. That is. if they do not see a threat from Russia to their world influence, then they will not play against it (US).
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  9. Asgard
    Asgard 19 July 2013 08: 56
    +2
    There have always been games with oil, and TNKssha (US transnational corporation)) "
    ;
    ; this "is doing quite professionally .... (for the short term))))
    High price This is a relatively "comfortable" existence of the $ dollar, while deals are being made in "green" papers - We All pay a Tribute to the Monster))) ... and support IT.
    Gaddafi now wanted to change the situation ........
    About the St. Petersburg Mercantile Exchange something is not heard)))) on which it was planned to sell oil (gas) for rubles)))

    If the price collapses, then billions of dollars will destroy the current status quo And hello CHAOS ...
    This is almost certainly a "tryndet" of TNK, geopolitics, the fall of "authorities" in the World and and and ... everyone has their own GAME, it is unlikely that THIS is included in the plans of the financial "elite", although I see that they have already profited almost everything, It will no longer be possible to align the "$ ship" and given the previous history ... The world will split into regional payment systems ....
    and the Rothschilds will not be able to implement their "plans"))) "money changers" will not work out of them .... almost certainly They will be "kicked out" of all "assets (including from Rosneft))) and from Russia, the" parade of sovereignties "will begin siloviks "(though THERE is tense with brains))) but I think they will hire smart PEOPLE (there are still some))) ...
    People (as a conditional group))) in order to get rid of the "competitors" will begin to get rid of the existing groups that "rule" TNCs, so the "committee300" is waiting for Difficult times and almost certainly They will not survive "this" ....

    Though))))
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 19 July 2013 09: 41
      +8
      Quote: Asgard
      High price This is a relatively "comfortable" existence of the $ dollar, while deals are being made in "green" papers - We All pay a Tribute to the Monster))) ... and support IT.
      Gaddafi now wanted to change the situation ........

      With the countries announcing the sale of oil for euros, dinars or other tugriks, the US government does simply: there are military coups, civil wars, color revolutions. As a result of which the opposition comes to power in this country, supported and paid by the Americans.
      In November 2000, Saddam Hussein demanded that payments for Iraqi oil supplied under the Oil-for-Food Program be made exclusively for the euro. In response to US protests, Hussein threatened to stop Iraqi oil supplies to the world market altogether. The UN has given its consent. On March 20, 2003, US forces invaded Iraq. On December 30, 2009, Saddam Hussein was executed. New contracts for the development of Iraqi oil are received mainly by American companies.
      In 2007, Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi agreed with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on oil exports for the euro. His further policies forced American companies to leave the Libyan market. In October 2011, Gaddafi was overthrown and brutally murdered
      In early 2011, the President of Syria announced the start of cooperation with Russia and China, according to which all payments for the supply of oil should be made in rubles and yuan. In March 2011, anti-government unrest began to overthrow the current regime, and on November 15 of the same year, an embargo on the export of Syrian oil came into force.
      On June 1, 2012, an embargo against Iran on oil exports comes into force, which the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad since 2008 sold for euros and rials, focusing on the internal exchange.

      Quote: Asgard
      About the St. Petersburg Mercantile Exchange something is not heard)))) on which it was planned to sell oil (gas) for rubles)))

      In August 2011 first sale took place for the domestic market for rubles ($ 50 per barrel)
      Up to this point, even in the domestic market, buyers were forced to pay for oil contracts in dollars, which were previously bought at banks, which in turn bought dollars from the US government. And in December 2011, massive, well-organized protests by the non-systemic opposition began. And the ambassador to Russia immediately appointed a specialist in color revolutions McFaul.
      Hence the conclusion - the only country that is not profitable to change the current state of things is the United States. And apparently, they will stop at nothing to preserve the fictitious strength of their national currency.

    2. Asgard
      Asgard 19 July 2013 12: 43
      +2
      Though))))

      Here I thought, no, all the same there will be no chance for families ....
      Wait, Israel was sentenced .. Apparently, in the fight against Syria, they will attract him, even by destroying the Jewish state (and why not get used to a Jew to torture and kill his own people)))
      Therefore, they are perceived as pure evil ...
      And GOOD will win ...
      So there is NO chance ....
      no)))
  10. Vrungel78
    Vrungel78 19 July 2013 09: 31
    +3
    The fact that oil is running out in the United States makes me happy as a simple layman. I also want them to run out of gas, salt and matches
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 19 July 2013 10: 01
      +7
      Quote: Vrungel78
      The fact that oil is running out in the United States makes me happy as a simple layman. I also want them to run out of gas, salt and matches

      Cruel! And how will they last *** eat no salt?
      1. Vrungel78
        Vrungel78 19 July 2013 12: 01
        +1
        Let them chew with chili
  11. Powder donut
    Powder donut 19 July 2013 10: 14
    +2
    anyone who does not know shale oil production is very hemorrhoidal and not profitable in the current price range, the main reason that the press is talking about oil production is the desire to influence and scare ordinary people, as well as those who are not in the subject.
  12. antonio
    antonio 19 July 2013 10: 27
    +5
    Americans play to raise prices in order to reduce the growth of the Chinese economy. Almost all oil companies in the world are American, the higher the price, the more they earn, etc. It’s just that money is transferred from one pocket to another, and other EU oil buyers, China, India and Japan, are looted along the way.
  13. knn54
    knn54 19 July 2013 11: 46
    +1
    Pour from someone else to empty ...
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  15. ed65b
    ed65b 19 July 2013 12: 14
    +1
    Yes, all this crap. hucksters world gesheft will do and not destroy prices. FIG when cats fat from profits refuse them easier Obama with Congress to fill up than at least lose a penny. over the years, they got used to 100 per barrel to have, and plus what a heap around the price tag of bloodsuckers rubs, mosquito clouds. and suddenly 20 Baku per barrel? Revolution in the USA 3 hours after the fall in oil prices.
  16. okosl
    okosl 19 July 2013 13: 49
    0
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  17. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 19 July 2013 16: 59
    0
    <<< One can also assume that there is a geopolitical background. The United States is ready to start an economic war to bring down commodity prices - in order, first of all, to "kill" the rising Russia (following the example of the decimated USSR). >>>
    This is most likely !!! Once the United States succeeded in breaking up the USSR in this way, why not crank out this operation once again against Russia, bring down its economy and a country even more dependent on raw material exports than the USSR! It seems that this is the only way to stop Russia, which has been and remains the main obstacle to the West’s global hegemony and all other attempts to temper it, undermine it from the inside, somehow agree on the process of strengthening Russia, strengthening its power and authority in the world opposition to Western interests continues and may reach the stage of irreversibility!
  18. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 19 July 2013 17: 15
    -1
    And we have announced good news. Of course, even in the best case, oil will go no earlier than 2017-18gg, but it’s nice.
    Noble Energy is starting exploration for a field about eight kilometers below the Leviatan gas field. As reported by Bloomberg, according to forecasts, the Mediterranean shelf may contain up to one and a half billion barrels of oil. These reserves will be enough for Israel for 15 years.
    According to Bloomberg, the start of development of such a large field will have important consequences for the entire Israeli economy. At present, 98% of Israel’s demand for petroleum products is met through imports. 10 billions of dollars are spent annually on oil purchases.
    Own field will provide the Jewish state with energy independence and increase tax revenues to the treasury. According to David Wurmzer, director of the Delphi analytical center, the economic effect of it will significantly exceed the effect of gas detection.
    A Bloomberg report noted that the commercial development of such fields was made possible thanks to the latest advances in drilling technology. According to the agency, by the end of 2013, a South Korean drilling ship will arrive in the work area, the equipment of which will increase the chances of success by 25%.
  19. Ivan Mechanic
    Ivan Mechanic 20 July 2013 11: 12
    0
    Americans could drop oil prices a year or two ago. There are only two points that also require accounting.
    First - The dollar is oil. Having achieved the transfer of international payments for oil in dollars in the 70s, the Americans got a very good profit. Want to buy oil, buy dollars, and the more expensive the price of oil, the more dollars other countries are forced to buy. And this profitable business (together with banking transactions) is very, very big - because the Americans will lose a lot of profit from air by dropping oil prices. Moreover, they themselves will spur the process (which is now proceeding but very slowly) of the transition of countries to payments for oil with a different currency than the dollar.
    Second - China now, due to its growth, is suffocating without energy. Which of course holds him back both economic and military growth. At the same time, there is a change in the main geopolitical rival of the United States - China becomes it (if it has not really become). This can be seen, if only by the fact that the main center of its US military presence is shifting to the Southeast region. And there is no better news for China than news of oil prices falling to a minimum. And of course there is no worse news for the US, an even more intensifying and accelerating China.

    These are two points that do not allow us to clearly determine that the United States will drop oil prices!
  20. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 21 July 2013 00: 06
    0
    From them one can expect anything, a despicable nation - no honor, no conscience.