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Oil Prices

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News and Opinion

Coverage of oil prices since October 21, 2021.

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Canadians to get biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 over COVID variant fears

"...Canadians should experience the largest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 on Sunday as fears about a virulent new COVID-19 variant are expected to provide a break of 11 cents per litre at the pumps. Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, says the national average price could drop to about $1. 32 per litre but begin to rise again midweek..."

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Wilkinson says aid program to cut methane emissions will be reconsidered

"...OTTAWA -- Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says a pandemic aid program to help oil and gas companies cut their methane emissions will be revisited now that the industry is back on its feet..."

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Province reports lower deficit in fall fiscal update

"...The province's fiscal picture has improved since Budget Day in May, but it's not because of higher oil prices. Mining, corporate tax and sales tax contributed most to an increase in revenue that reduced the deficit to $595 million. NTV's Michael Connors reports..."

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European COVID-19 lockdowns rattle S&P/TSX composite as energy, materials falter

"...The energy sector was the big laggard Friday, losing 3. 2 per cent as crude oil prices continued to fall. Enerplus Corp..."

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UN: World food prices hit new peak; wheat harvests a factor

"...World food prices are the highest since July 2011, reflecting in part reduced wheat harvests by major exporters and higher palm oil prices, the United Nations' food agency said Thursday..."

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Baytex earns $32.7M, expects to generate record cash flow in 2021 as oil prices surge Globalnews.ca

"...READ MORE: Alberta energy minister says oil price spike won't increase industry cleanup spending The company says at current commodity prices, it now expects to generate record levels of free cash flow for the year in excess of $400 million..."

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Calgary canning system company recruits from ‘very unpredictable' energy sector

"...There's a new opportunity for Albertans hit by the ups and downs of the energy industry..."

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford insists he is still committed to campaign pledge to cut cost of gas by 10 cents a litre

"...Worse still, McTeague has warned that prices could hit $2 per litre in some Canadian provinces within the next 13 months as a result of rising oil prices and the federal government’s soon to take effect Clean Fuel Standard..."

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Imperial Oil praises the 'difference a year makes'; reports $908M Q3 profit

"...Like all Canadian-based oil companies, Imperial is benefiting from the highest commodity prices in years as global economies reopen and lift restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies saw their revenues and stock prices plunge in the early days of the pandemic as lockdowns and travel restrictions sent the price of oil plummeting..."

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Suncor Energy earns $877M on increased production; doubles dividend

"...Suncor Energy Inc. is doubling its dividend and restoring it to 2019 levels as it continues to pay down debt and ramp up production in the wake of higher oil prices..."

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Crescent Point Energy reports Q3 profit up from year ago as energy prices surge

"...CALGARY — Strong results for Crescent Point Energy Corp. in its latest quarter isn’t just the result of high oil prices, but the result of an industry-wide focus on operational efficiencies and debt repayment during years of downturn, the company’s chief executive said Thursday. In a conference call with analysts, Crescent Point CEO Craig Bryksa said he believes the Canadian energy sector is well-placed to take advantage of the current commodities surge..."

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April News Roundup

Duration: 17:29

"...Tune in as Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman discuss the latest climate business news, focusing on the unprecedented drop in oil prices and what it means for the clean energy industry. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about oil prices.

Shale's Future: Replay or Swan Song?

"...shale producers have been hit hard by the collapse in oil prices..."

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The Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme - The Pacific

"...Her research has been focused on fate and consequence of pollutants in the freshwater, coastal and offshore marine waters, and establishing links between the freshwater zone and marine system and coastal zone management with extensive experience of designing, implementing and evaluating monitoring programs to assess environmental impacts of human activity on the marine and coastal zone..."

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The Continuing Saga of Petroleum in 2020

"...Following a price war and a pandemic-induced demand shock, oil prices have seen unprecedented volatility this year..."

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Exploring the Connection Between Covid 19, Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability

"...Experts consider how crashing oil prices, increased demand for products containing plastic and the disruption of recycling sector supply/logistic chains could have severe consequences for global sustainability..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about oil prices relevant to the latest news.

Co-movement of energy prices and stock market return: environmental wavelet nexus of COVID-19 pandemic from the USA, Europe, an

"...This work aims to study the time-frequency relationship between the recent COVID-19 pandemic and instabilities in oil price and the stock market, geopolitical risks, and uncertainty in the economic policy in the USA, Europe, and China..."

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Counterfactual shock in energy commodities affects stock market dynamics: Evidence from the United States

"...We investigated energy commodities namely oil price, coal price, and natural gas price employing over decadal monthly data from 1991:01 to 2019:12..."

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The dynamic linkages between food prices and oil prices. Does asymmetry matter?

"...The obtained evidence could be valuable to policy designation for both the food and energy industry..."

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Agricultural commodity markets and oil prices: An analysis of the dynamic return and volatility connectedness

"...We investigate the joint and bivariate return and volatility interdependence between various agricultural commodities and oil price shocks..."

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The linkage between clean energy stocks and the fluctuations in oil price and financial stress in the US and Europe? Evidence fr

"...This paper investigates the clean energy stock returns against the changes in oil prices, gold prices, and financial stress in the US and European economies by applying Quantile Autoregressive Distributed Lag approach..."

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Pass-through of oil supply shocks to domestic gasoline prices: evidence from daily data

"...This paper examines daily data on gasoline prices, produced by a price comparison site in Japan, to estimate how they respond to a shock that hit the world oil market..."

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Predicting equity premium by conditioning on macroeconomic variables: A prediction selection strategy using the price of crude o

"...A growing number of studies use crude oil price measures possibly in combination with other financial and macroeconomic variables, such as the dividend yield and earnings-to-price ratio as predictors in econometric models to evaluate whether they improve the accuracy of equity premium point predictions out-of-sample..."

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The trilemma of oil companies

"...It models their cash flow break evens and required oil prices to sustain investments and dividends and evaluates their corporate strategies under the current low oil price scenario..."

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Optimal long-term prediction of Taiwan’s transport energy by convolutional neural network and wildebeest herd optimizer

"...This study employs various self-reliant parameters including individual, gross domestic product, vehicle registrations’ number, value of passenger transport, and oil price for modeling..."

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What drives volatility of the U.S. oil and gas firms?

"...) market volatility, (iv) world equity market volatility, (v) oil price volatility, and (vi) natural gas price volatility..."

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Innovation and practice of petroleum engineering synergetic management for the development of difficult-to-produce reserves

"...By adopting the new management method of mechanism synergy, speciality synergy, process synergy and industrial chain synergy, this model effectively overcomes the decentralization of management responsibility, different management objectives, great risks of engineering and technological innovation, and the large number of uncertain factors in project construction, and can stimulate the vitality and power of active coordination of project participants, to effectively realize the synergetic innovation of engineering technology and synergetic cost reduction of the whole chain, reduction of the balanced oil price of the project, and dispersion of the project investment risk..."

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Crude oil market and stock markets during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the US, Japan, and Germany

"...From the moving window analysis results, the impact of COVID-19 created an unprecedented level of risk, such as plummeting oil prices and triggering the US stock market circuit breaker four times, which caused investors to suffer heavy losses in a short period..."

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