The Role of Market Speculation in Rising Oil and Gas Prices: A Need to Put the Cop Back on the Beat

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109-65.Sprt
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2006-06-27
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53 pages
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The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs conducted an investigation into the influences of market speculation on rising global oil and gas prices. The Subcommittee reviewed oil and gas market data and found that speculation in the oil and gas market had been increasing since 2000, causing gas prices to increase substantially.
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