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How Markets Influence Oil Prices By STEVE AUSTIN, 2015/03/31

While oil prices tumble below $50 per barrel amid industry-wide layoffs, speculators reap maddening profits by crafting a super-contango through excessive inventory buildup.
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Current Oil Prices Create Opportunities By TOBIAS VANDERBRUCK, 2015/02/19

As oil prices swing wildly on either side of $50 per barrel, Warren Buffett's adage to "be greedy when others are fearful" illustrates pertinently how a few oil companies are seizing new opportunities.

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Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash? By TOM THERRAMUS AND STEVE AUSTIN, 2015/01/14

We demonstrate how the oil price's spectacular crash from $107 to $45 is a cyclical phenomenon with volatile tremors headed towards the stock market, and measure the cycle duration.

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Falling Oil Price slows US Fracking By STEVE AUSTIN, 2014/12/08

The oil price sudden drop from $100 to $67 highlights how U.S. fracking companies are vulnerable to pricing pressure by Saudi Arabia, hell-bent on stomping the American Oil Revolution out of existence.

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Oil Price Fall Threatens US Oil Production By STEVE AUSTIN, 2014/11/04

The sharp oil price fall from $100 last summer to below $80 in just three months will bankrupt small US oil producers who need at least $80 per barrel to be profitable. It's as shame because the dream of US energy independence may never realize. Meanwhile OPEC producers are seizing this opportunity to keep prices just below $80 and thin out competitors.

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