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Relationship between oil prices and costs in the upstream industry

Extract from a research published on the VOXEU portal. Written by Alexander Naumov and Gerhard Toews (22 February 2016) The recent dramatic decline in the price of oil runs counter to the argument that oil prices should be high because of the high costs. This column presents new evidence on this relationship. Using a representative global … Continue reading

Russia and Saudi to survive should oil dip below $20

Stefano F. Fugazzi (ABC ECONOMICS) – Hereafter an interesting infographics by Landesbank showing the cost of production of a barrel in oil-producing countries.  The reader will observe that Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia could potentially sustain Brent oil prices below $20 ($17.20, $12.60 and $9.90 respectively) whereas most Western oil refineries are already struggling at … Continue reading

Gold and Oil contradict VIX Index on terror attack warnings

A research by Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Economics) – Having previously observed that the VIX Index seems to be able to somehow prewarn the financial markets of upcoming major acts of terror – with the Chicago-based “fear” index rising in all observed instances (9/11, Madrid and London bombings, Charlie Hebdo and Paris Attacks) –  we now … Continue reading

Persistent low oil prices to put out of business 1 in 4 firms

Stefano Fugazzi (ABC Ecocnomics) – According to Bloomberg, last week we witnessed the biggest surge in US energy credit risk since December 2014 with the index breaking into the 1,000bps – as shown in the graph below: Why is the US energy credit risk on the rise? According to Bloomberg, falling oil prices are putting under pressure not … Continue reading

Brent price drop halts – but warning of steeper falls ahead

Energy Voice – The steep decline in oil price paused yesterday for the first time in five days, after benchmark Brent caused consternation as it fell to below $50 a barrel. Some traders said oil markets could be at a crossroads after losing over half their value from June highs, especially after an astounding 10% … Continue reading

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