With all the conspiracy theories surrounding OPEC’s November decision not cut production, is it really not just a case of simple economics? The U.S. shale boom has seen huge hype but the numbers speak for themselves and such overflowing optimism may have been unwarranted. When discussing harsh truths in energy, no sector is in greater need of a reality check than renewable energy.
In a third exclusive interview with James Stafford of Oilprice.com, energy expert Arthur Berman explores:
- How the oil price situation came about and what was really behind OPEC’s decision
- What the future really holds in store for U.S. shale
- Why the U.S. oil exports debate is nonsensical for many reasons
- What lessons can be learnt from the U.S. shale boom
- Why technology doesn’t have as much of an influence on oil prices as you might think
- How the global energy mix is likely to change but not in the way many might have hoped
OP: The Current Oil Situation – What is your assessment?
Arthur Berman: The current situation with oil price is really very simple. Demand is down because of a high price for too long. Supply is up because of U.S. shale oil and the return of Libya’s production. Decreased demand and increased supply equals low price. >> Read More