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An "amazing" newslink Since Feb 6 following shipment disruptions due to Hurricane
that have cut down imports by almost 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) to about 8.4 million bpd.
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24 Sep 2004 - Oil Above $48 Despite U.S. Stocks Loans - Reuters via Yahoo! News

New York light crude eased six cents to

$48.40 a barrel after trading as high as $48.75, nearing the record $49.40 set on Aug 20.
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Ivan U.S. Government agrees to lend oil from reserve

5:54 p.m. ET Sept. 24, 2004
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6092776/

Shell, Placid Refining running short because of Hurricane Ivan
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27 Sep 2004 How high will oil prices go?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6115395/

With supplies squeezed, demand continues to grow
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In just the past two weeks, those hurricane-related disruptions have cut the U.S. supply of crude by 16 million barrels to less than 270 million barrels well below the average level for this time of year, according to the Energy Department.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/Components/Art/BUSINESS/040927/Chart_OilBarrelStocks_040927.gif
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Ivan Sept. 27: Supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Ivan are
partly responsible for higher gasoline prices over the past two weeks,
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27 Sep 2004 World oil prices hit new highs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3692616.stm

22:13 GMT 23:13 UK
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$50 US light crude closed at a record price of $49.64 and in post-market electronic trading, struck

a barrel.
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28 Sep 2004 Crude Oil Prices Breaches $50 Per Barrel

6 minutes ago
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$50.47 http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=716&e=9&u=/ap/20040928/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices
After reaching $50, prices inched higher. By mid-afternoon in Asia, light sweet crude oil for delivery in November traded at
per barrel
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105 Crude Oil Prices Surge to All-Time High 041005
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53.00 * 107 *

U.S. light crude futures set an
all-time high at $52.38 a barrel

Crude hit
per barrel Thursday in New York
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7 Oct 2004 Producers and pipeline companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico say it could be a few months before they can fully assess and recover from the damage that Hurricane Ivan caused to platforms and other infrastructure.

The U.S. Minerals Management Service reported Thursday that 16.6 million barrels of oil production have been lost in the Gulf of Mexico since Sept. 13. Output remains 475,000 barrels a day below normal.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/041007/oil_prices_21.html
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a "Point" Oil prices soar to record highs

Thu Oct 7, 6:05 PM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041007/bs_afp/oil_price_041007220545

NEW YORK (AFP) - World oil prices bolted to record highs, spiking at an unprecedented 53 dollars a barrel in New York,
on nerves over tight supplies ahead of winter in the northern hemisphere.
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