Oil

Why the oil price is likely to remain high and rising

The oil price is at its highest in three years. And there’s plenty of evidence that it will remain high. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for you.

Oil-price surge threatens global growth

Increasingly robust global growth is driving demand for oil and pushing up the price. But the global economy may not be able to cope with oil at $100.

The cheapest bet on rising oil prices

The market is bullish on oil at the moment. And that’s likely to continue. John Stepek explains why, and picks the cheapest way to play it.

Oil has reached a ceiling

Stocks may be having a hard time of it this year, but oil is faring better.

Opec and Moscow strong-arm oil price

Opec has joined forces with Russia to mop up much of the oil market glut by agreeing to curtail production.

US set to dethrone Saudi Arabia as the oil king

US oil production eclipsed ten million barrels per day last December, and has nearly caught up with the record set during the Texas oil boom 47 years ago.

Oil soars, but hits a ceiling

The price of oil has now reached $70 a barrel for the first time since early 2015, and is still rising. But unless there is a serious supply disruption, it’s unlikely to go much higher.

Why the oil price rebound could be the catalyst for a stockmarket crash

The oil price has made a steady recovery since it crashed in 2014. But that could have far reaching consequences for equity markets, says John Stepek.

Commodities make a comeback

Raw-materials prices rose sharply in 2017 – and they have made a strong start to 2018, too.

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.

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