After sliding to well under $50 a barrel, the oil price has bounced back. Matthew Partridge explains why, and looks at how much further the rally has to go.
Energy: the MoneyWeek view
May 2015: Oil rebound unlikely to last Oil prices have bounced in the past few days, but a return to $100 seems unlikely for now. More Iranian oil could soon hit the market, and Russia has kept output above anticipated levels. Supply remains ample, and lower prices have yet to boost demand.
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