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Some traders bet on oil hitting $100 per barrel as economies thaw

Jun 8, 2021
Demand is picking up as more and more people resume their normal lives after vaccination.
With more people on the move as economies reopen, oil prices will keep going up if demand outraces supply.
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ExxonMobil and Chevron profits slide on low oil prices

Apr 29, 2016
ExxonMobil saw it's lowest quarterly profits since 1999 while Chevron had a quarterly net loss of $725 million.
Oil rigs extract crude for Chevron at sunrise. The company's shares fell 0.6 percent Friday morning after reporting a quarterly net loss of $725 million.
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Dispatches from a Crude Collapse: Venezuela

Feb 11, 2016
How low oil prices are impacting politics in Venezuela

Crude oil smells bad and could kill you

Nov 4, 2015
Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway on her harrowing quest to buy a barrel of crude oil.

It's not just big oil that's struggling

Smaller companies are getting by plugging wells for customers.
Small oil companies are feeling the squeeze of falling prices, too.
Courtesy Plants & Goodwin Inc.

Alaska's oil industry struggles amid climate change

Aug 31, 2015
Melting ice leads to more drilling, which leads to more warming and melting ....

Crude oil is plunging ... again

Jul 27, 2015
The cost is at a 4-month low. What's going on?

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Agreement struck between Iran and major world powers

Jul 14, 2015
And what the lifting of sanctions could mean for the global oil market.

Oil wells produce even more water than oil

Mar 3, 2015
Huge amounts of wastewater must be disposed of, much of it in deep wells.

Waiting for a key report on global oil market

Feb 9, 2015
Without OPEC ruling the market, analysts look to the International Energy Agency.