IEA, IEF and Opec probe role of markets in oil crash

The impact of US shale oil, financial speculation and bank commodity exits was high on the agenda at a joint meeting held by the IEA, IEF and Opec in Vienna

Oil E&P hedging
Hedging by US E&P firms helped bolster crude supply

The role of financial markets in the recent collapse of crude oil prices came under close scrutiny at a joint technical meeting of the International Energy Agency (IEA), International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on March 30.

From a high of $115.06 a barrel (/bbl) on June 19 last year, front-month Brent North Sea crude oil futures crashed to below $50/bbl in January 2015. The front-month futures, which are traded at Atlanta-based Ice, stood at $55

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