Will oil prices continue to increase this year or would their growth be stalled by the increasing production in the US?
The situation on the oil market has been very dramatic in the last few years. After a prolonged period of record high oil prices, the market crashed due to oversupply in 2015, with major price drops well into 2016. OPEC took steps to contain the crisis by agreeing to cut down their production by 1.8 million barrels per day in order to alleviate the oversupply and allow prices to grow naturally, and were joined in this effort by a few non-OPEC states, such as Russia.
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