The stock market does not affect crude oil prices at all, according to Forbes. Instead, the forces of supply and demand influence the price of this commodity, which translates to prices at the gasoline pump. More »

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Crude oil prices tend to reflect events that potentially disrupt the flow of oil from extraction to refineries to the end product, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Events that disrupt the supply o... More »

Crude oil prices change as traders try to predict future crude-oil supply and demand. If demand outstrips supply traders will find buyers willing to pay high prices for their oil, but if supply outstrips demand traders h... More »

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Supply based on output, future supplies and demand for oil cause changes in crude oil prices, notes About.com. World crises and natural disasters can also cause the price of oil to fluctuate. More »

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Heating oil prices are affected by seasonal demands, changes in the cost of crude oil, competition in markets and operating costs. The price consumers pay differs over time and depends on where they live. More »

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A 2008 study of the relationship between oil prices and stock market performance from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that any correlation between oil prices and stock prices is weak, according to NASDAQ. Cer... More »

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Crude oil prices tend to reflect events that potentially disrupt the flow of oil from extraction to refineries to the end product, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Events that disrupt the supply o... More »