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Does The Oil Market Care Who Sits On Saudi Throne?

Jan 07, 2015 at 17:17 | Colin Chilcoat

Not that the market will care, but succession in Saudi Arabia is looming. At 90, King Abdullah has outlived several of his hopeful successors, but his health has rapidly deteriorated…

Gains From Low Oil Prices Could Be Wiped Out This Year

Gains From Low Oil Prices Could Be Wiped Out This Year

Jan 07, 2015 at 16:36 | Lance Roberts

A few years ago I spent a good deal of time overseas. When you travel for an extended period, it is always interesting to begin to understand the perception that…

Canada: A Microcosm Of The Ultimate Effect Of Low Oil Prices?

Canada: A Microcosm Of The Ultimate Effect Of Low Oil Prices?

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:44 | Andy Tully

Canada’s economy, lately driven in large part by oil, is a classic example of the old see-saw axiom: Downward pressure in one place creates upward pressure in another. In this…

Global Economy At Risk From Oil Price Dive

Global Economy At Risk From Oil Price Dive

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:38 | Yale Global

Geopolitics of oil: Saudi oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gloomy about the impact of collapsing oil prices (top);…

Share Prices For Oil Companies Tumble Along With Oil Prices

Share Prices For Oil Companies Tumble Along With Oil Prices

Jan 05, 2015 at 16:22 | Nick Cunningham

The share prices of oil companies were thrashed on January 5 as the ongoing slide in oil prices prompted another round of forecast revisions. WTI dropped below $50 per…

Economic Inefficiency Means Low Oil Prices Are Here To Stay

Economic Inefficiency Means Low Oil Prices Are Here To Stay

Dec 31, 2014 at 12:42 | Gail Tverberg

Since about 2001, several sectors of the economy have become increasingly inefficient, in the sense that it takes more resources to produce a given output, such as 1000 barrels of…

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Low Oil Prices Drive US Rig Count Down

Dec 31, 2014 at 12:19 | Andy Tully

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Could Libyan Militants Spark An Oil Price Rebound?

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Violence in a major oil producing country may finally halt the oil price slide. Analysts have speculated whether the slump in oil prices would be reversed by an uptick in…

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Saudi Facing Largest Deficit In Its History

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The nearly 50 percent plunge in the price of oil during the past six months is expected to leave oil-rich Saudi Arabia with its first budget deficit since 2011 and…

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