Infographic: The Facts Behind Oil Prices

Following up on my last post about the benefits of speculation, and what really impacts the price of oil and gasoline, it’s worth sharing this infographic we designed to visually break down the elements that determine the price of energy. As you can see, it’s a mixture of many factors, each of which carries a varying amount of influence depending on current economic and geopolitical conditions.

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CME Group – Ensuring Effective Markets

Debbie Carlson has focused on commodities for much of her writing career. She spent more than a decade at Dow Jones covering the Chicago-based futures exchanges. As a Dow Jones editor, she worked closely with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's in planning commodities coverage.

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