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IEA Sees “Light At The End Of The Tunnel” For Oil Markets

The IEA found a variety of reasons to think that the oil markets are turning a corner, including: supply outages in Iraq, Nigeria, and the UAE; the declines in non-OPEC supply; tepid but steady demand; recent weaknesses in the U.S. dollar; and the potential that OPEC takes stronger action to boost prices, although any meaningful steps to reduce supply remain unlikely.

The Illusion that Lower Oil Prices Are Positive

The Oil Head-Fake: The essence of the Oil Head-Fake Dynamic is the inevitable drop in oil prices resulting from a sharp decline in oil demand (i.e. global recession) will trigger disruption of the global oil supply chain that will eventually push oil prices higher than most currently think possible.

Oil Prices on a Decline - Is this Good News, or Bad?

Growth in oil consumption has mostly been outside of the US, EU & Japan, in the recent past. China & other emerging market countries kept demand for oil high, fueled by debt growth. This debt growth now seems to be stalling. Commodities such as oil & food are necessities. Why would less be needed? The issue, is affordability.

Can Petrodollar Survive Low Interest Rates?

After concluding that US policymakers could never again manage the relationship of Fed Funds rates to oil prices, creditor nation policymakers began reverting to the oil settlement asset that had been used for decades before the Petrodollar – physical gold. What does this mean for gold and oil prices going forward?

A Forecast Of Our Energy Future; Why Common Solutions Don't Work

In order to understand what solutions to our energy predicament will or won’t work, it is necessary to understand the true nature of our energy predicament. Analysts assume that our problem is a slowly developing long-term problem. In fact, it is a problem that is at our door step right now.

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