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Why Is Oil Price Tumbling: Oil Hedges Were Just Rolled Over

As a result of a new bevy of hedges put on around $50/barrell which coupled with the recent decline in the oil VIX leading to slightly cheaper hedges, firms can once again continue to produce at even lower prices as they have rebased their hedges thereby buying themselves a few more months of oil production at even lower prices – offsetting Saudi record production pressures.

Support For OPEC Oil Production Cut Is Increasing

With Mexico, Russia & Saudi Arabia out of the picture, the question is: who is going to decrease their oil production? There is only one entity, and that is the U.S. shale producers. Thy won’t willingly reduce output, but due to the economics of the current oil price environment, many shale oil producers will face bankruptcy next year & as a result, will go out of business.

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