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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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Impact of low oil prices on Pakistan’s economy may resolve energy crisis

  Almost 40 percent of the world oil supply and price is controlled by the largest cartel in the world i.e. OPEC. Being an export commodity, GDP of exporting nations is defined through the price of oil, subsequently budgets and expeditions are finalized. It is in vested interest of OPEC nations to keep oil prices high. There have been numerous instances where OPEC has commented on price trends and claimed …

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Falling oil prices: who are the winners and losers?

  Almost 40 percent of the world oil supply and price is controlled by the largest cartel in the world i.e. OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Being an export commodity, GDP of exporting nations is defined through the price of oil, subsequently budgets and expeditions are finalized. It is in vested interest of OPEC nations to keep oil prices high. There have been numerous instances where OPEC has …

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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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