The link is to the BBC financial markets page.
Brent Crude Oil Future $/barrel 45.78
W. Texas Intermediate Crude Oil Future $/barrel 35.59
That is a 28% difference! That says manipulation in a very big way.
This is a stunning development that can indicate only one thing.
The Obama Administration has picked up where the Bush Administration left off manipulating financial markets.
In this case, the Obama Administration is intentionally defrauding the American people in order to eliminate any possible perception that just the news of the 2 trillion dollar stimulus will be inflationary.
They know damned well this bill is massively inflationary, and they don't want the perception of it to reduce their chances of getting this rip-off bailout bill through Congress.
So the Obama Administration has ordered up a fix on the price of oil to deceive the American public.