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5 Companies That Have OPEC "Concerned"

Motley Fool -- There are rumors floating around that OPEC might cut back on its oil production. This would be the first time in five years the organization has made a move to cut output; the last time corresponded with dropping demand as the global economy headed into recession. This time the move would be in response to growing oil production from North America, which has OPEC "concerned". With that as a backdrop, here's a look at five of the companies keeping OPEC up at night.

Continental shift
With U.S. oil supply up by more than 40% over the past five years, OPEC does have reason to be concerned. This supply boom has it projecting that demand for its crude will slide by 300,000 barrels of oil per day, or about 2.6% less. While that might not sound like a lot, at current oil prices, that is a potent


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Submitted Jul 19, 2013 By: mastermariner
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 5:41:55 AM

Motley Fool is doing fear mongering again?
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KEEP AMERICAN OIL IN AMERICA!
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Time turns around.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 3:21:48 AM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:45:32 AM

ok...
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:24:39 AM

Thank you Bush. OPEC can go barack themselves.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:23:33 AM

Sounds great!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:23:29 AM

won't loose any sleep over that!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:22:11 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:18:17 AM

It's about time.Let them be concerned.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:06:46 AM

We are a threat!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:03:48 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:03:17 AM

OPEC will still control prices by adjusting for less production. Assuming of course that US can deliver on its oil production.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:02:54 AM

OPEC can always sell to China and India.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:02:05 AM

You're kidding me. OPEC has not cut back its output? They've done that REPEATEDLY to force higher oil and gas prices. Or did you forget all that?
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:55:18 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:54:54 PM

its good to know that OPEC is "concerned" about US....
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:54:10 PM

OPEC still controls the supply.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:53:36 PM

ICU-U-C me,

I agree!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:51:41 PM

Don't fool yourself. Nobody and no company has OPEC concerned.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:51:17 PM

great
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Who cares.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:49:52 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:48:41 PM

Keep OPEC cartel off balance - back on its heels.

Domestic production is a wonderful thing.

Let's have more of that!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:48:23 PM

poor babies!! cry me a river and see if i give a hoot.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:47:16 PM

I am guessing we are producing more in the US and importing less, but keeping the profit margin the same and prices high based on world prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:43:58 PM

Just anything to raise prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:43:48 PM

Definitely a good trend
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:42:37 PM

it is really a shame, we could control the gas prices if we just stuck together. if everyone would just burn one gallon a week less, or just buy enough gas for what they actually need we would bring big oil to their knees. remember they can only store so much.
believe it or not gas prices is what caused the recession. gas goes up everything goes up. stop being fools and only buy as much gas as you need, sure they will try to scare us with higher prices at first but like i said they can only store so much and then we got them. so wise up
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:39:36 PM

I don't care about OPEC "concerns".
I just want our own oil companies to stop charging us $3.99 a gallon for gas.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:37:14 PM

Drill Baby Drill!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:35:46 PM

Won't mean a thing. One way or another the price will remain high.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:35:05 PM

good!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:34:58 PM

So OPEC is starting to shake in their boots.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:32:22 PM

Great.
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good
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:24:19 PM

Cool graph!

OPEC is having their genitalia served to them.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:22:28 PM

Nice to see OPEC shaking!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:15:38 PM

Interesting article
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Duh!!! Doh!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:13:37 PM

Be smart about North American oil....
Get the price down USA...
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:13:32 PM

OPEC will just be a memory in five years.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:11:08 PM

And......
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Don't worry the speculators will take over the job of screwing the consumers
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:09:04 PM

It is about time we turn the tables on the Mideast oil suppliers!
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Interesting article
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:04:51 PM

The other shoe has dropped
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:03:54 PM

good
we need to drill more
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:02:59 PM

OK
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