Market and Behavior Analysis in the Oil Industry Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Market and Behavior Analysis in the Oil Industry
A market and behavior analysis, for 2006 and 2007, of the factors that determine the price of oil.
# 110500 | 2,802 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2008 in Economics (Micro)

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This paper provides a market and behavior analysis for the oil industry for the years 2006 and 2007. It specifically looks at the factors that determine prices, particularly supply and demand and increasing speculation on the part of investors which are more diverse than traditionally. The paper includes graphs to demonstrate its explanations.

Table of Contents:
Supply and Demand Analysis
Price System
Barriers to Entry
Government Involvement
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson, Toni (2007) Oil Market Volatility. 10 Dec 2007 Council on Foreign Relations. Online available at:
  • Krapels, Edward N. (2007) Financial Energy Markets and the Bubble in Energy Prices: Does the Increase in Energy Trading By Index And Hedge Funds Affect Energy Prices? Testimony Before a Joint Heating of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and The Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 11 Dec. 2007 Online available at:
  • Caruso, Guy F. (2007) EIA Short=-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook. Energy Information Administration. DOE/NASEO 2007/08 Winter Fuels Outlook Conference 9 Oct 2007. Washington D.C. Online available at:
  • Levin, Carl and Coleman, Norm (2007) Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Market. United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations- Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. June-July Hearings 2007. Online available at:
  • Dahl, Carol (2007) What Goes Down Must Come Up: A Review of the Factors Behind Increasing Gasoline Prices, 1999-2006. April 2007. Online available at:

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