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Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ... - Bloomberg Gadfly

The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ... - Bloomberg Gadfly:

"What's the right way to think about the long-term price of oil?This question consumes the industry -- and markets -- no matter what prices are on any given day. Back in 2000, when mega-mergers formed giants like Exxon Mobil Corp., it was typical to plug roughly $20 a barrel into valuation models. Only a few years ago, we were being told that "$100 a barrel is becoming the new $20". One crash later, no oil major's slide deck is complete without a pledge to fund itself at $55 or less.Take a look at the oil futures curve just prior to the crash and in several more recent periods and you can see that, for all the movement in daily prices, longer term prices seem pretty anchored around that level:"

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