Algeria is in talks with other oil producing countries in an effort to reverse the nearly nine-month plunge in oil prices that have take a toll on major energy exporters.
US crude oil output may fall by half this year, according to a projection by the oil cartel OPEC. That goes against what many predict will be a slowdown in production growth – but not an overall drop.
The latest oil market report from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries paints a not-so-rosy picture for US drillers under pressure from lower oil prices. But even OPEC admits that US oil production has remained surprisingly stable despite collapsed oil prices and cutbacks in US energy.
Despite a steep decline in oil prices and violence that descended upon Iraq last year, the country is producing oil at record levels.
Falling oil prices are just one part of a broader commodity super cycle that appears to be ending, but the oil bust has captured the attention of the world in ways crashing coal and copper prices have not. And, for now, it looks like falling oil prices are here to stay.
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