Oil Market Deficit Returns As Demand RisesRupert Hargreaves
For the past two years, analysts have continually predicted the death of the traditional oil industry as, thanks to new technology, the US shale oil industry grabs market share.
However, despite shale's early success, it now looks as if the industry is struggling to keep up with demand.
Thanks to rising oil demand, and OPEC's efforts to curtail supply, comparative inventory (C.I.) has been dramatically reduced in 2017 with levels falling by 159 million barrels since February. Inventory levels are now approaching the five-year average . . .
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