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U.S. consults oil experts as it weighs action against Syria

Reuters -- (Reuters) - Obama administration officials have contacted energy experts in recent days to discuss oil market conditions as the president weighs a military strike against Syria, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

There are no signs the government is preparing to tap emergency oil reserves soon in a bid to tame rising prices, according to the sources who spoke with Reuters this week, though the administration is closely monitoring the situation.

Fears about Syria's civil war spilling over into other countries have helped propel international oil prices to their highest level in six months, rising more than $8 a barrel since the beginning of the month, and approaching a level that has slowed the global economy in the past.

That has spurred early market chatter about whether Ob


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BM4225
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 7:39:55 AM

This is just another reason we need to move forward with alternative energy sources.
Cebo
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 5:59:58 AM

Old news!
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:01:17 PM

dlemma, Your words ring sound.
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 10:39:55 AM

Do you know how to stimulate the economy?

Start a war!

War hawks know how to stimulate the economy, just like the local thug.

The local thug breaks a window and the local economy is stimulated! The home owner calls the handyman to fix the window. The glass company sells glass.

Sadly, the international leaders believe they must kill people to stimulate the world economy!

Hey, what are a few hundred or thousand wasted lives compared to keeping the oil industry going, right?
SPVFD47
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 10:02:26 AM

SnickersDog is right !
dlemma
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:52:55 AM

The last thing Nobama wants to do is stimulate the economy - so he isn't thinking about Syria in those terms.

He set his line in the sand thinking he would never have to do anything about it.

FOOLED YA!
EMoe57
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:52:42 AM

ok
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:51:03 AM

How do you stimulate the economy?

Start a war!

War hawks know how to stimulate the economy, just like the local thug.

The local thug breaks a window and the local economy is stimulated! The home owner calls the handyman to fix the window. The glass company sells glass.

Sadly, the international leaders believe they must kill people to stimulate the world economy!

Hey, what are a few hundred or thousand wasted lives compared to keeping the oil industry going, right?
dlemma
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:50:22 AM

Obummer has NO CLUE how to handle diplomatic problems...he has caused more problems for us in the world, but you'll never hear it from the lamestream media.
SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:42:58 AM

This is all a big distraction so Obummer can get the heat off of him for the failed job. Gas was a $1.68 a gal 5yrs ago.
gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:39:00 AM

"SEe barry if we have been drilling more over the last 5 years we would not have to give a rip about oil-supply disruptions in the Middle East."

Oil production has increased every year for the last five years after declining every year for eight years under the previous administration. Oil production is at the highest level since 1997.
williamcabot
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:35:12 AM

Another reason to raise gasoline prices.
gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:34:07 AM

"Some people will find any reason to criticize this president."

"Obama derangement syndrome is running pretty high right now among a certain segment of the Republican base," Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, told me. "There's a certain segment of people who say, 'If you're going to give me the opportunity to stick it to Obama, I'm going to take it.'"

In other words, a large number of that 29 percent who said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response knew that he wasn't but saw it as a chance to register their displeasure with the president. Obama has driven a large number of Republican voters — Jensen puts it at 15 percent to 20 percent of the overall electorate — right off their rockers. And to that, there is only one thing to say.

Heckuva job, Barry.
billy44bo
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:24:55 AM

SEe barry if we have been drilling more over the last 5 years we would not have to give a rip about oil-supply disruptions in the Middle East.
No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:16:07 AM

I sure wish they would take a poll about continuing in office! Just wet their collective fingers and stick them in the air to see how many cruise missiles you will send at a million a pop!
montytexas
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:15:20 AM

Where are the energy experts located....in Washington D.C. ? Texas ? North Dakota ?
99church
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:10:46 AM

caution, caution
dutchmaster77
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:08:54 AM

ok
tutaw
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:07:30 AM

fighting = higher prices
Goatroper
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:07:10 AM

take a poll and figure out our foreign policy? Not saying that the current administration is lost or anything....I wouldn't actually say that. I might think it though.
thomas41546
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:06:10 AM

we jumped into Iraq and Afganistan with no planning and it cost us trillions in dollars and 6000 lives plus 100000 lost limbs and who knows how many PTSD's. I support taking the caution route before jumping into another conflict we won't win.
sivart
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:04:22 AM

Let "0" stick his 'long nose' in it and it's bound to get worse!
indyjim
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:03:01 AM

Obama will probably do what Clinton did................take a poll to see how his actions will affect voter impressions. Then he'll decide how to address the Syrian issue. Sad times we are living in.
teatiger
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:02:26 AM

let the UN handle Syria, we have pressing issues here!
ColonelK
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:02:02 AM

ok
PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:01:26 AM

Some people will find any reason to criticize this president.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:01:18 AM

Why consult one economic industry on a political issue?
MightyDude
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 9:00:26 AM

DUMB
lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:59:57 AM

ok...
alex395
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:59:43 AM

Took Obama 8 months to act on Bin Laden, what are we in the 3rd year on Keystone XL without a response? We tell them what we are going to do, when we are going to do it, what we aren't going to do (take out Assad) ask for the blessing of the UN and other countries. If this bozo had been president in WWII we would be speaking German right now.
shea33
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:59:37 AM

What a fool. Figure it out U.S.A.
Fitwit
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:58:54 AM

Obama doesn't need anyone to make him look bad. He is Bad. Aside from that I like what Leraar2 has to say.
bwolfsohn
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:58:45 AM

gathering good information is never a bad thing..
jony
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:58:39 AM

US needs stay out of this, we don't need another war killing our men and women for SYRIA who really hates us anyway. Cut off all US funds to them NOW!
Tiernan
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:57:09 AM

Could we have someone any more inept at dealing with world politics?
SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:57:02 AM

This is really playing with knives while blind-folded ... did I mention that these blades will be thrown at US?!
Oldzin
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:56:46 AM

Team America - World Police ... all over again.
Isn't this exactly what Obozo complained about Bush doing in 2008?

Oblunder will do just about anything to keep gas prices at $4/gallon it seems.
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:56:23 AM

Obozo needs to keep the hell out of Syria. He's clueless to world affairs and a dunce when it comes to economics
Fitwit
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:56:21 AM

................................................don't say anything.
4BigBob
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:55:53 AM

Odumba just needs to keep us out of this one. They have two groups that both hate the U.S. going at each other. Let them kill off as many of themselves as possible. Save us the effort/expense
jojosir
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:55:50 AM

more Obama to pay for
cableman31
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:55:33 AM

The SCUMBA* REPUBLICANS are pushing OBAMA to take action so they can blame him if it doesn't work out. The REPUBLICAN is in such bad shape now they will do anything to make OBAMA look bad. In the long run WE DON'T BELONG THERE.
belladog
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:55:31 AM

I guess we will become the terrorist's air force
leraar2
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:55:14 AM

why not, as with the Serbian conflict,
go to the World Court in The Hague,
and get Assad indicted as a war criminal.

then we can go after him personally (cut off the head of the snake).
daquanabe
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:53:53 AM

stay out of it
willp99
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:53:46 AM

OK
dm9667_23
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:53:26 AM

really? you need to contact 'experts' on what will happen if you get US involved in Syria?
INBwana
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:53:19 AM


WHAT EXPERTS ???? It doesn't say who these experts are. More BS !!!!!
justbill647
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:53:05 AM

The only other time Obama mentions oil companies is to bash them.
rockymountman
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:52:44 AM

ok
majormarket
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:50:43 AM

I don't see why we need to be involved at all over there.

We already have quite the hangover from Iraq and Afghanistan. And, for all of our intervention, we still don't have very good friends in either place.
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