'Marketplace' Report: Oil Prices' Record High
Oil prices hit a record high of $92 a barrel on Friday and some analysts say it could climb pass $100.
Markeplace's Bob Moon says the latest spike in oil prices can be attributed to a number of factors, including the economic sanctions the U.S. imposed on Iran and gunmen attacking an oil facility in Nigeria. Another factor is OPEC deciding against increasing production at the moment.
Oil is sold in U.S. dollars in most places around the world. Because the dollar is weak, oil producers have to sell more oil at a high price to maintain their purchasing power.
Analysts say gas prices and home heating oil prices will soon mimic the increasing crude oil prices. But while there is a chance it could pass $100 a barrel, Moon says some analysts say there's a chance the price could fall as well.
Moon talks to Alex Chadwick about the rising oil prices.
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