CNBC reported that oil posted an 8.5 percent gain for the third quarter of 2012. Market players are still uncertain as to whether demand will go up or down in the year's final quarter.
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A new report claims that global oil prices are likely to rise sharply from 2015 and move above $150 a barrel in 2020.
Bloomberg reported that concerns over weaker fuel demand caused crude oil prices to drop.
The increasing investment in harder-to-reach oil is often sited as a sign of oil companies' belief in the end of easy oil. Additionally, while it is widely held that increased prices catalyze an increase in production, a growing number of oil insiders are now coming to believe that production is unlikely to increase widely beyond current ranges.
Oil rose for a second day on Wednesday, after an industry group reported U.S. crude stockpiles dropped for the second week in a row and the dollar declined. Oil has climbed 34 percent this year, tracking global equity markets on optimism that an economic recovery will spur demand for fuel. Additional support for crude prices came from the dollar, which fell to the lowest level against the euro since March, bolstering demand for commodities as a hedge against inflation.
After falling from $147 to $35 per barrel towards the end of last year, crude oil has once again gained and touched $45 per barrel on speculation that China's stimulus plan may spur demand for the commodity near term. However, some experts are of the view that this is not just speculation but real purchases driving the prices up.