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Some producers 'brutalized' in energy stock sell-off: Canadian crude prices cause concern

Calgary Herald -- Forget spring breakup, a sell-off in oil producer stocks that began in the winter is persisting this spring, irking oilpatch investors and executives heading into the second quarter.

It's the time of year many CEOs blame soggy soil that thwarts drilling plans for lower production numbers. This year, they're more worried about the price of Canadian crude.

Oil-weighted producers based in Calgary have lost anywhere from 10 per cent to nearly half their market value in the last month as investors flee energy stocks. Money managers are pointing, in part, at steeply discounted Canadian crude prices.



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Submitted Apr 08, 2012 By: rx7racerca
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:16:05 PM


Oh, the inhumanity of it all. About time these creeps were "brutalized". That's nothing compared to the consumers "assaulted" by their manipulations of energy futures.
Ahking
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:43:51 PM

perhaps the middleman is making most of the money.
rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:27:36 PM

Gas prices are high because most of Canada east of Manitoba, and the east and west coasts of the US rely on top-dollar imported Brent crude or similarly priced OPEC crudes. There's no pipelines to get Canadian and Upper Midwest US crude to the regions that are the largest crude consumers, so the Plains are swimming in oil that's running as much as $50/bbl off world prices, and the rest of the continent is paying for the $125/bbl crude to be imported.
puinsai808
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:10:23 AM

I don't agree.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:23:35 AM

That's a crying shame.
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:43:58 AM

Sorry if I have no sympathy for them. I'm getting brutalized at the pump.
LauraLea5
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:08:23 AM

Then why are the gas prices still high??
ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:01:09 AM

Good.
paoli8
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 4:05:07 AM

Too bad
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:50:26 AM

I know how that goes. Canadian crude prices go down, the pump prices go up. It seems it is always the same at the pump no matter what the crude prices are.
BazooQC
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:47:32 AM

Well if Canadian Crude prices are steeply discounted ...
why is the price of gas so high then!
DrivingFool2
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:46:25 AM

About time
BigDogOH
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:45:25 AM

Consumer brutalization
LogansGasPrices
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:45:11 AM

Happy Easter
ChristinaCricke
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:43:22 AM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm
TommyTraveler
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:38:21 AM

I am surprised oil has not toppled back to the $30 range by now. This shows how well organized the major financial houses of evil, corruption and greed are.
WR-INC
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:37:26 AM

Steven Chu will see that fuel prices remain high, even if the administration has to tax their way to that goal.
jimraehl
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:35:21 AM

Down is the right price trend.
bikechuck
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:33:40 AM

Finally some 'bubble' busting in oil stocks that have been inflated by speculators. Hope this is a trend that will moderate oil prices.
Gherk
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:31:48 AM

So what else is new.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:30:47 AM

Whatever. The cos. have been surviving and will continue to survive.
harleydoctor
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:30:20 AM

QUICK68- I'll drink to that.........
Petrock
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:24:59 AM

So could 'brutalized' mean payback for speculators? I sure hope so!
nurdco
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:23:39 AM

You mean Consumer brutilization....
neptune2008
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:19:35 AM

and WE pay...for them...again and again
VetteBlue
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:19:19 AM

Smoke and mirrors.
DJRIO
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:18:16 AM

it is bad government policies and laws that screw up this countries energy 's problems.
Quick68
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:16:40 AM

Let the government, big oil and the speculators drink their oil.
SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:16:39 AM

Let them fall
spotterFL
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:10:17 AM

The market is the market......and screw the speculators!

Maybe after the election and OBAMA is gone, we will be able to build the pipeline and get the inexpensive Canadian oil and get lower gas prices.

An aside note:Donald Trump says he's heard that OBAMA has a secret agreement with the Saudi's to drastically lower their price a couple of months before the election. Once re-elected, then the Saudi's will let the price skyrocket!

[Edited by: spotterFL at 4/8/2012 5:15:27 AM EST]
quasar502
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:05:23 AM

Swede is right on.
swede
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:01:51 AM

They are worried about getting an oil glut like there is a natural gas glut now. If you look at natural gas prices 6 years ago, they were a great deal higher than they are now. They are worried that the same thing might happen to Oil crude prices.
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 3:00:16 AM

Screwed by the speculators.
DblChek
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:58:48 AM


"The real solution is either export to Asia or export to the U.S. (Gulf Coast). It's a pipeline constraint issue," Stephenson said. "You're waiting until at least 2013."


Suprised?

11-12
fratt
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:57:31 AM

Get rid of ALL speculators!
WilW
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:56:56 AM

Yet the price of gas keeps going up. WTF?
nozzle46
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:37:16 AM

ssnvet, it's not gas taxes, it's rubbing agains the top of world supply.
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:35:21 AM

just another excuse
onegiraffeAL
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:33:44 AM

ok
ssnvet
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:25:04 AM

That's right, the free market at work - high prices of gas means less using of gas. But it is not the fault of the oil companies - high Federal Taxes and local taxes, and Federal Regulations have create these problems.
Blismo
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:24:52 AM

wow
hybridaholic
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:23:29 AM

Screwed by the speculators no less.
megadiesellv
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:22:41 AM

Canadins one day they are good the next they are not make up your mind ppl.
CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:22:40 AM

What a load of crap! It is we fellow gasoline consumers who have been brutalized at the pump.
eromitlab
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the free market at work, amirite?
wegman
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Obama's incompetence causes ripple effects beyond the borders of the US. And he is less popular than Bush the younger was in the Middle East. If the American electorate can find a less competent leader in the Free World than the current occupant, I hope it waits until long after I'm dead.
leemun
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:03:52 AM

Speculators headin' fer the hills.
76chevy
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obummer has a boot on their neck?
lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:00:05 AM

The Canadians are getting less for their oil right now because of transportation issues. The pipeline to the US would have helped but now they need to look at options to export to other partners others than the US. It takes a lot of investment to reap the rewards...
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...wannnh...
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Drill Now
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