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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

August 2015: Oil plunge may not be over Oil is below $50, and could hit the six-year low of $45. Weak data from China has fuelled fears of weaker demand growth, and the end of sanctions against Iran could add more oil to an oversupplied market. The US rig count has risen, and Saudi Arabia is still producing at full pelt.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Winners and losers as the oil price slides

The slide in oil prices since last year is slowly reshaping the global balance of power.

Oil price will stay lower for longer

With the price of Brent crude slipping to a six-month low, it won’t be long before triple-digit prices are a distant memory.

Market fear and loathing

From oil to Chinese stocks, panic is spreading through the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Saudi Arabia's 'Spinal Tap' policy

Saudi Arabia is showing the global oil market that only one producer is capable of ramping up production.

The oil price war is set to get vicious

In a bid to squeeze US shale producers out of the market, Saudi Arabia has been pumping more oil than ever. Now, with Iran set to re-enter the oil market, things are going to get nasty, says John Stepek.

Don’t expect an oil-price bounce

The oil price could head lower in the near future – and won’t bounce significantly for some time.

Oil prices have crashed again – but don’t expect it to last

The oil price had been staging a comeback. But now it’s taken another tumble. Matthew Partridge looks at how far it might fall, and how you could profit.

Fracking rejected in Blackpool

The nascent UK fracking industry has suffered a major setback following Cuadrilla’s failed bid to drill four exploratory wells.

'Another Russia' will keep a lid on the oil price

Applying shale techniques to mature conventional oil fields could tap another 140 billion barrels worldwide.

Chart of the week: Oil bounces, but don’t expect a surge

Benchmark Brent oil futures have bounced by 40%, but aren’t likely to surge back to the $100 a barrel region anytime soon.

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