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Why We Need Oil Prices to Rise to $120 Per Barrel or More

When oil prices fall from $100 per barrel to $50, the incomes of a large share of people are adversely affected. This drop in income tends to radiate outward to the rest of the economy because each worker who is laid off is forced to purchase fewer discretionary items & is also less able to take on new debt, such as to buy a new car or house.

The Oil Glut And Low Prices Reflect An Affordability Problem

There has been a belief that oil supply decline will come by way of high oil prices. Demand will exceed supply. But it seems that the decline in supply will come through low oil prices. The oil glut seen now reflects a worldwide affordability crisis, which in turn keeps demand depressed. Lack of demand keeps prices low–below cost of production.

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