09 Oct '11, 10pm

Peak oil and influence - Oct 9 | Energy Bulletin: Many more articles are available through the Energy Bulletin h...

Click on the headline (link) for the full text. Many more articles are available through the Energy Bulletin homepage . Was Wall Street to blame for high oil prices? Brad Plume, Washington Post Back in 2008, when the price of oil was zooming up to $140 per barrel, there was a lot of chatter about whether Wall Street deserved the blame. And that debate hasn’t vanished. Last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) cited a report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as proof that “Wall Street speculators dominated the oil futures market.” Economists like Paul Krugman, meanwhile, have argued that supply and demand were the chief culprits. Oil was getting pricier because China, India and Brazil kept using more and more of it, and production couldn’t keep up. So who was right? new paper from the St. Louis Fed finds that both camps were, in a way. The authors, Luciana Juvenal...

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