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The snake eye: Oil

  Oil, like the snake eyes, has a killer’s fascination. Economic booms, bubbles, and bursts, all taking shapes in the slimy womb of this slick monster. The oil story has been written by the master oil CEOs like John Browne of British Petroleum, the deceptive oil ministers of oil-rich countries like Ali al-Naimi of Saudi Arabia, the yesteryears Seven Sisters of the West, the counterforce OPEC, and above all, the …

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Historic oil fall: Pakistan’s petroleum products set to decline

  Presently Brent oil sank to $36.05 a barrel — its weakest since July 2004 — before recovering slightly to $36.56. A worldwide oversupply has dramatically driven down the oil price, with suppliers declining to reach deals to address the glut. Just 18-month ago, in June last year, the price of oil was traded at $115 per barrel. The price of US crude was also recorded down this week, dropping …

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Limited potential for oil to scale up this year

  From 2010 until June 2014, world oil prices had been stable, at around $110 a barrel and since June 2014 prices have more than halved. Brent crude oil has now dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 and US crude is also below $48 a barrel. Oil just like any other commodity is regulated by rules of demand and supply. But there is one …

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