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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

One Source Says Oil Could Hit $100 Again Soon; Another Foresees a Decade of Low Prices

From Seeking Alpha:
As promised, I am submitting this article today as the 2nd part of a recent report I published on Seeking Alpha where I argued why crude oil (NYSEARCA:OIL) prices are likely to head much higher in the near future to levels predicted by major banks and analysts being $40-$50 a barrel, a price range also confirmed recently by the Energy Information and Administration (EIA), a top watchdog. I gave several reasons to justify my arguments, including why oil supply/demand balance will be reached in 2016 and why the effect of new Iranian oil to the global supply market will be immaterial. To access Part 1 of my report, you can check the following link: 
Why The Birth Of A 'New Oil Bull Market' Is Imminent? (Part 1) 
In this article, I will argue why 16.4% of the global oil production is at risk, and why crude oil may jump to over $100 again soon, levels seen several times in the recent past years in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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From Bloomberg comes a different outlook:
Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to the world’s largest independent oil-trading house. 
"It’s hard to see a dramatic price increase," Vitol Group BV Chief Executive Officer Ian Taylor told Bloomberg in an interview, saying prices were likely to bounce around a band with a midpoint of $50 a barrel for the next decade.

"We really do imagine a band,” probably between $40 and $60 a barrel, he said. "I can see that band lasting for five to ten years. I think it’s fundamentally different." 
The lower boundary would imply little recovery for Brent crude, the global benchmark, which traded for $33.38 a barrel at 10:16 a.m. Monday on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The upper limit would put prices back to the level of July 2015, when the oil industry was already taking measures to weather the crisis.
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