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Oil price graph[edit]

Thanks for updating this image to 2007, but do you think you could add the 2008 data to show the most recent price jumps? It looks like your graph stops at $75. 68.39.252.117 03:44, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, thanks for the graph and the detailed explanation! If I understand correctly there are aaverages, so we need to wait til next year to include the recent price jumps. 129.206.120.43 16:22, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, they're yearly averages, so I will wait until the end of the year. I don't think it's necessary for the 150-year-history graph to be up-to-the-minute. However, I just created Image:Brent Spot monthly.svg, which has monthly averages from May 1987 to April 2008. I will try to keep it up-to-date, but I have to wait for the latest CPI data, so I won't be able to provide May 2008 data until mid-late June. It takes them some time to compile it. TomTheHand 02:05, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Dear Tom, it would be nice if you could update the "Brent spot monthly" graph again, now that the record-chasing seems to be over. Also, you might consider using the January-to-August average price as a preliminary entry for 2008 in Oil_Prices_1861_2007.svg. Great job with both charts, by the way! --129.70.14.65 14:49, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for the late response, but I updated the Brent spot graph last week. I'd prefer not to add preliminary entries to the long-term graph; I'll probably wait 'til the end of the year to do that one. It's supposed to show long-term trends, so I don't think there is a need to display trends of the past few quarters. I may do another graph at some point; this one is tempting me. TomTheHand (talk) 22:13, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi! Yes the graph again haha. Now that prices are below $50, it would be a nice time to update :P thanks for you efforts!! 123.243.154.66 12:54, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Could you update the graph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Oil_Prices_1861_2007.svg again to include 2009 data? Thanks! --129.70.15.51 21:19, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Nice work[edit]

Hi TTH, Nice work on those graphs Tom. I wouldn't know where to begin creating such graphics. So, I especially would like to thank You. Regards, Norm

Graph image usage[edit]

Thanks for the great graph - I've used it in this blog post, with attribution. http://blog.fuelclinic.com/2009/05/21/a-hockeystick-graph-with-a-hook/ Let me know if you prefer a different attribution. - Thanks again! - Mike

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, TomTheHand!

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BotMultichillT 03:41, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Units on graph[edit]

Thanks for the oil prices graph! I'm pretty sure that the prices are per barrel of oil, but could you please make that explicit on the axis label or legend?

Heck, I'll second this request. According to a different Wikipedia page, a "barrel" in this case is 42 US gallons. A graph without units ain't that useful!

A helping hand with File:Brent Spot monthly.svg?[edit]

Hi Tom. I'm pretty familiar with hand-coding SVG, and I've had a look at the source of the graph, with a view to updating it. The daunting part is in calculating the 'real' dollars.

  1. I assume that each time the graph is updated it is necessary to re-calculate all the 'real' figures from the start?
  2. I found the calculator at http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm Is this what you used? It would need typing in every figure and copying out the result, and doesn't give quite the same result as you have for the first few (is that because it's now using figures for the whole of 2009, not just up to April?)
  3. Is there a better list of indices somewhere on the bls.gov page that you link to, that could be pasted into the eia.gov spreadsheet and would give the new figures more automatically?

As I say, I would be happy to help, but don't want to spend hours creating new numbers only to find either I did them all slightly wrong, or that there was a much quicker way. Reply here, I'll watch this page for a while. --Nigelj (talk) 13:39, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Because File:Oil Prices 1861 2007.svg is so well done! —Akrabbimtalk 16:25, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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Psychonaut (talk) 08:55, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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[[File:Oil Prices 1861 2007.svg|I like your work 76.117.247.55 00:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)]]

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