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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.

Will the Oil Patch Bust Trigger US / Global Recession?

Since early 2010, energy producers have raised $550 billion of new bonds & loans as the Federal Reserve held borrowing costs near zero. This seemingly inexhaustible credit line is now drying up, with severely negative consequences for oil producers with debt that’s coming due. Could the oil patch bust triggered by oil plummeting to $50/barrel kick the U.S. into recession?

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