Oil tops $90, 7-year high

Gas prices in spring and summer will be ‘painful’: Energy expert

GasBuddy Head of Petroleum Analysis Patrick De Haan weighs in on rising energy prices and what that can mean for consumers.

U.S. crude oil broke the $90-per-barrel mark Wednesday, the highest since October 2014. 

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
USOUNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P.63.51+0.99+1.58%
BNOUNITED STS BRENT OIL FD LP UNIT24.60+0.38+1.57%

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS STOKING HIGH ENERGY PRICES

Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose to $91 per barrel. 

Nationally, the average gas price reached $3.41 per gallon, a 7-year high, and energy experts, including GasBuddy's Patrick De Haan, say prices have a good chance of hitting $4 at the pumps. 

The move comes one day after OPEC again snubbed requests from the United States to increase production to help quell inflation. The cartel determined at its January meeting it would continue along its path of a 400,000 barrel-a-day production increase. 

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ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhilips remained lower with the broader equity selloff. 

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
XOMEXXON MOBIL CORP.79.68-0.92-1.14%
CVXCHEVRON CORP.134.17-1.22-0.90%
COPCONOCOPHILLIPS90.89-1.21-1.31%

OIL HITS $89 AS OPEC STAYS CAGEY

Unrest between Russia and Ukraine is also pressuring prices, despite reports from the Biden Administration that a potential conflict was not likely "imminent."

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