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Price of Crude Oil at Highest Level Since 1990

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Price of Crude Oil at Highest Level Since 1990

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Price of Crude Oil at Highest Level Since 1990

Price of Crude Oil at Highest Level Since 1990

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The price of crude oil is at its highest level since just after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in October 1990. Experts say violence in the Middle East is complicating the rules of supply and demand and pushing prices upwards. A recent attack on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia may be raising fears about the safety of the Saudi oil infrastructure. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.