Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil

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Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market. dollar has helped drive up crude prices for weeks , but that came to an abrupt halt last week. A rebound for the greenback led to a steep decline in oil prices on Friday. At the same time, sudden turmoil in the broader financial system also bled over into the oil market. The price slide is due to a general worsening of sentiment.

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Today’s Stunted Oil Prices Could Cause Oil Price Shock In 2020

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As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil’s immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated market will reach an equilibrium with higher commodity prices by 2018 and U.S. oil may not be able to fill. Market Background Oil

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The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

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Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market. An unexpected disruption could occur at any moment, as has happened in the past, leading to a sudden and sharp jump in prices. Geopolitical tension has been largely irrelevant since the collapse of oil prices in 2014, but it’s making a return now that cracks have emerged in some key oil-producing nations. Market Background Oil

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

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Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil price is heading. On the one hand, there is the view that the price of oil will be “ lower for longer ”, or even “ lower forever ”, as the electrification of transport will eat away at oil demand more and more while, at the same time, technological innovation ( shale in particular ) will greatly increase economically recoverable resources. Market Background Oil Opinion

Opinion: Why oil prices must go up

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It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil. The industry did not log a single “giant” oil field.

Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally

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Oil prices faltered at the start of the second week of the year, as fears set in about a rapid rebound in US shale production. For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from speculators are showing early signs of abating, raising the possibility that the oil rally is running out of steam. The gains in the rig count come even as oil prices have held steady in the mid- to low-$50s per barrel.

Oil Well Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

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With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below $50 a barrel for a year or more. A stripper is a small operator of very old oil wells that frequently produce less than five barrels per day of oil. billion barrels of oil and 18.8 percent of the US oil output, so they are a non-trivial source of US production.

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Low oil prices hurting some US shale operations; slumping oil prices putting pressure on drillers

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The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks. We could easily see the oil rig count down 100 by the end of the year, or more.” Some of the more expensive shale regions will not be profitable at current prices.

Commentary: Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

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The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. As is the nature of the junk-bond market, lots of money flowed to companies with much riskier drilling prospects than, say, the oil majors. When oil prices were high and production was relentlessly climbing, energy related junk bonds looked highly profitable. The situation will compound itself if oil prices stay low. Market Background Oil Opinion

Opinion: The Current Oil Price Rally Is Reaching Its Limits

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Oil prices have climbed by about 50 percent from their February lows, topping $40 per barrel. But the rally could be reaching its limits, at least temporarily, as persistent oversupply and the prospect of new shale production caps any potential price increase. US oil production has steadily lost ground over the past two quarters, with production falling more than a half million barrels per day since hitting a peak at nearly 9.7 That is not good news for oil prices.

US Shale Is Immune To An Oil Price Crash In 2017

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shale in particular—is effectively capping the oil price gains from that agreement. Four months after the OPEC/NOPEC deal took effect, oil prices dropped to the levels preceding the agreement, amid concerns over still stubbornly high inventories and rising U.S. Oil production in the Lower 48 excluding the Gulf of Mexico is expected to rise until the end of the year even if the price of oil plunges to US$40, Rystad’s analysis shows.

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Opinion: Consumers winning with low oil prices, for now

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Lest we be too quick to forget whence we came, America is now 9-months into lower gasoline prices, which started their swoon the week of June 30, 2015 from a lofty national average just under $3.70, tumbling almost every subsequent week before bottoming and bouncing from $2.02 Interestingly, with fuel prices lower, the Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram trucks have been the top three selling vehicles (in that order) since September, 2014. Market Background Oil

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$10-Trillion Investment Needed To Avoid Massive Oil Price Spike Says OPEC

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OPEC says that $10 trillion worth of investment will need to flow into oil and gas through 2040 in order to meet the world’s energy needs. The OPEC published its World Oil Outlook 2015 (WOO) in late December, which struck a much more pessimistic note on the state of oil markets than in the past. On the one hand, OPEC does not see oil prices returning to triple-digit territory within the next 25 years, a strikingly bearish conclusion. Market Background Oil

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Oil price collapse hurting some more than others

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US oil and gas rig counts dropped to their lowest level in over four years, falling by an additional 74 units for the week ending on January 16. The lower count provides fresh evidence that low oil prices are forcing drillers to pare back operations and slash spending. While that may soon begin to cut into actual production figures, a new Wood Mackenzie report finds a lot of nuance in the oil patch, painting a complex picture of what to expect in 2015.

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Oil price tumbles after OPEC releases 2015 forecast

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The demand for oil in 2015 will drop to its lowest level since 2002 because of an oversupply of crude and stagnant economies in China and Europe, according to OPEC’s latest forecast. OPEC’s monthly report said demand for the cartel’s oil will fall to 28.9 Add to that a new report from the US government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), which also cut its 2015 forecast for growth in global oil demand by 240,000 barrels per day, down to 880,000 barrels per day.

Baker Institute experts: major parts of the US shale sector will ramp up with $60 oil prices

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If West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices stabilize at or above $60 per barrel, major parts of the United States shale sector that are currently dormant will ramp up, according to an analysis by experts in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. This as the oil production targets agreed to at the Nov. 30 OPEC meeting have created the firmest prospect in the past two years of a meaningful oil price recovery.

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Opinion: Here’s what will send oil prices back up again

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Oil’s rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. Supply alone, however, doesn’t determine price.

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With oil prices low, early signs of a pullback in drilling activity

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With oil prices low and showing no sign of an immediate rebound, the industry is beginning to pull back on spending. Oil prices have dropped around 30 percent since summer highs, raising fears among producers across the globe. Yet, many oil majors are relatively diversified, with large holdings downstream. Steep declines in oil prices may hurt their production sectors, but with lower priced oil as an input, big oil’s refining assets become more profitable.

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Opinion: This Is What Needs To Happen For Oil Prices To Stabilize

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On September 10 th , the EIA reported a production decline in the Lower 48—essentially shale production—of 208,000 BOPD (barrels of oil per day). Rather, Goldman Sachs was grabbing all the headlines with its $20 call on oil. Shale oil wells lose a lot of production up front, maybe 70 percent in the first year before tapering off at a 5 to 10 percent annual decline over the next few years until leveling off for the life of the well—maybe 20 years or so out.

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Harvard Study: Oil prices set to fall

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Let’s be honest, our interest in green cars has not only been prompted by our willingness to do more for the environment, but also for our need for affordable driving as petrol prices spiral out of control. Green cars Latest news fuel efficiency green cars Oil oil companies oil prices petrol prices

Opinion: Oil Price War May Benefit both US Shale and Saudi Arabia

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Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long will the oil price slump last? After the oil price crash in 1985, it took almost twenty years for prices to revert to previous levels. If oil does not return to $100 a barrel until 2035, there will be a lot less shale companies around. Oil Opinion

Will Oil Price Collapse Because We're Out Of Room To Store It?

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Oil prices have dropped precipitously over the past few months, and while that''s led to lower gas prices, it''s also creating a somewhat unusual problem. No matter how much or little oil the national economy is consuming, it''s still pumped out of the ground in massive quantities. MORE: Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low

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BNEF: Oil price plunge to have only moderate impact on low-carbon electricity development, but likely to slow EV growth

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The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. However, the slump in the Brent crude price per barrel from $112.36 For example, if lower oil prices last, they are likely to slow the growth of the electric vehicle market, to some extent.

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Douglas-Westwood: decline in oil prices may impact development of subsea processing

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In the Douglas-Westwood Monday note , Andy Jenkins from the energy research group’s London office observes that the decline in oil prices may impact deepwater production and in particular a key future enabler: subsea processing (SSP). Unfortunately, these concerns are likely to be magnified by current oil prices and an associated reduction in capital spending.

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Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

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Oil prices are at their lowest levels in four years, and retail gasoline prices are likely to follow--more or less. celebrated its Thanksgiving holiday, oil prices fell 7 percent after OPEC announced it would leave production levels unchanged, according to CNN. The price of WTI crude oil in the U.S. Thursday, while the U.S.

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Georgia Electric-Car Fee, Diesel Trucks, Oil Prices: Today's Car News

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Today, a proposed bill could cut Georgia's electric-car fee, an advocate makes the case for diesel pickup trucks, and a huge trader believes oil prices will remain low for a decade. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model X electric crossover will go on sale in China before Europe. Despite the Volkswagen scandal, diesels are still. Today in Car News

Nothing to See Here - Oil Prices Retreat.from $90.07

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Forbes 12:43pm ET: Oil retreats from today's record highs around 90 usd as traders lock profits Bloomberg Crude Oil Falls From Record on Signs U.S. Supplies Are Adequate Associated Press Oil Futures Retreat From $90 Record CNN Money Oil retreats from $90, but gas keeps climbing. Tags: petroleum Big Oil

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Will electric cars cause oil price to crash? Navigant says no

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As electric cars become more widespread, they have the potential to drastically reduce the need for oil. That will lead to reduced transportation-related carbon emissions and lower costs for consumers, but what affect will it have on the oil industry? Economic oil plug-in carsThis question has sparked a bit of debate among analysts. DON'T MISS: Multiple Trends Turning.

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$92.22

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NY Times reports: Oil Prices Continue to Rise $91.86 A little context: oil at its lowest this year? Tags: oil price per barrel Big Oil per barrel at Friday's close. 50.48 a barrel on January 18, 2007.

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$97.07

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As the price per barrel goes beyond $97, one story in the NY Times reports : •Bombing in Afghanistan kills 64. Domestic oil inventory to fall. Oil platforms evacuated. Severe weather shuts Mexican ports, disrupts oil supply to US. Tags: petroleum oil price per barrel Attack on pipeline in Yemen. Severe weather forecast for North Sea. Dollar weak.

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Fossil fuel subsidies “are public enemy number one”

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Fuel efficient car prices reach their peak

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With petrol prices starting to fall, so at last are the prices for fuel efficient vehicles. According to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, prices increased close to 25 per cent through 20 weeks of consecutive gains. Green cars Latest news crude oil prices fuel efficient car prices fuel efficient cars Kelley Blue Book Kelley Blue Book prices Saudi Arabia

Fossil fuel emissions expected to grow in 2010

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Oil in ground may be worth less, Exxon concedes, unhappily

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As low oil prices remain steady, many oil companies have been forced to write down the value of their reserves. It's something oil giant ExxonMobil has resisted, even as its revenues have dropped. billion barrels of oil-sand reserves, and 1 billion barrels of other North American oil. oil Exxon fossil fuelsBut the company is now expected to reassess the value of 3.6

Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

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The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers. And those oil prices likely won't increase dramatically for the next. Fuel Gasoline oil energy

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More Job Losses Coming To US Shale

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With the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries, oil prices have already started heading downward on sentiments that Iran’s crude oil supply would further contribute to the already rising global supply glut. Sabine Oil and Gas Corp.

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GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

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When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. It plans to to forge ahead with an expansion of its electrified-vehicle range, regardless of how low oil prices get. That''s not something General Motors recognizes as an issue, though. DON''T MISS. General Motors Batteries Plug-In Hybrids GM Future Cars Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Bolt

Average gasoline prices in US up 13% in 2017 from 2016, but lower than in 2015

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US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.41 Higher crude oil prices in 2017 contributed to higher gasoline prices. Of the 10 cities for which EIA collects data, retail prices in San Francisco were the highest for all but 13 weeks of 2017.

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US Shale Is Now Cash Flow Neutral

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Oil prices are probably already high enough to spark a rebound in shale production. Even when US oil production hit a peak at 9.7 By 2016, oil companies large and small had shed a lot of that extra fat, running leaner than at any point in the last few years.

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Supply Crunch Or Oil Glut: Investment Banks Can’t Agree

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shale has thrown in another unknown in the mix of factors driving the price of oil. This year, shale output forecasts combine with OPEC’s production cuts, geopolitical factors, and unexpected outages to further complicate supply/demand and oil price forecasts by Wall Street’s major investment banks. But analyst projections about oil global supply and demand are increasingly diverging, because expectations of the combined effects of OPEC’s cuts, U.S.

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