I have to add some facts... in 2008 when oil soared as the economy tanked its should have been doing the exact opposite.
Oil soared because of futures speculation... some of the biggest speculators were Calpers (California Pension)... NYS Pension fund and George Soros (pension funds run by libs in liberal states and they have huge sums to play with)
It just so happens that the surge in oil prices drove the economy into a deeper recession... (when oil went to the $30s and gas went to $1.75 the recession quickly waned)
Who benefited most from that recession... BARACK OBAMA
So I agree that speculation in oil prices happens all the time for political reasons... last time the democrats were the beneficiaries... if the game is played on them... well what comes around... goes around