Oil Market: Low Prices Retained
Russian Economic Developments. Moscow, 2016, pp. 25-27
3 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 23, 2016
Low world crude oil prices have resulted in scaling back oil production on high-cost oil deposits and in contraction of investment in the development of unconventional deposits. At the same time, reduction of crude oil extraction from the cost-intensive deposits, first of all, in the US, is offset by the built up production by leading OPEC countries who strive to increase their market share. In 2016, Iran and Saudi Arabia have significantly raised their crude oil output. Russia has also built up production, which hit all-time high since 1990. In 2017, one should expect relatively low oil prices to remain. At the same time, some growth is feasible in comparison with the current year.
Keywords: Russian economy, oil and gas sector, oil prices
JEL Classification: P24, E52
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