are uncertain moving higher on OPEC cuts, Iranian
sanctions and uncertainty about Venezuela and
:Libya. It moves lower with uncertainty about China
and the economic outlook. Increased shale production
threatens OPEC, while OPEC's alliance with Russia
and other non members increased its ability to
the oil price is due to Iran and how much to other
with the potential for a major supply interruption.?
What is the impact
of a weakened Chinese and Asian
economies? How much to the value of the dollar? How
much can be
attributed to China and the
rest of Asia? Why did demand grow so fast in China,
India and most of
the OPEC member countries? Was it all just due to
their economic growth?
price can be
attributed to speculators? How much is due to the
speculation by institutional investors?
oil, peak investment or peak consumption? How much
spare oil production
capacity exists and how does it relate to price?
Most spikes in oil
prices are associated with war or civil unrest in
Which producers are at greatest risk for war or
Geopolitical risk of a supply interruption has never
drilling for natural gas eliminate U.S. dependence
on oil imports?
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the world's energy
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