Most of the things that we see around us run either on fuel or electricity. This dependence on fuels, especially oil, causes a lot of economic problems for many countries, which include the developed countries too. A close monitoring of the latest oil prices is very important to get a clear idea about the volatile oil market. Oil drilling has been going on for the last two centuries to keep our machines and engines running. All the countries in the world depend on oil, as it is one of the mainly used energy resource to meet the day today needs of people around the world. Oil drilling is one of the main modes of income for a few countries around the world, especially Arab countries like United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. The huge crude oil reserves possessed by these countries form the main part of their economy as they hardly have other manufacturing industries or investments for foreign exporting The price of crude oil has been undergoing many changes and the most recent one was seen during the sudden fluctuation in 2008. There were many factors behind this fluctuation. First of all, the world is moving at a fast pace and needs adequate energy resources for its day today needs. The demand for oil is going on increasing day by day, whereas production and supply mechanisms are finding it difficult to counterbalance the demand. It is estimated that more than 30,000 new cars are getting sold in many countries, confirming the fact that the demand for crude oil can never slow down, but will increase more and more daily. According to oil research professionals it takes almost a million year for the formation of crude oil, and hence the increased consumption of crude oil is going to create great worry as the real oil crisis will have serious impact in world economy. Itâs high time for people to think about the wise use of oil, so as to reduce the consumption. Try to get an up-to-date idea about crude oil prices by closely monitoring daily news about oil and checking the oil price charts which are published by the leading oil research and investment agencies.