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Friday, November 28, 2014

Oil prices plunge

It's not a good news for the energy shares as they led losses after oil prices plunged. 

Not looking good for oil

After OPEC decides against the cut, Brent crude oil plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel on Thursday, and U.S. crude fell by nearly as much, posting the steepest one-day falls since 2011.

Benchmark Brent futures settled at $72.58 a barrel, down $5.17, after hitting a four-year low of $71.25 earlier in the session. The contract was on track for its biggest monthly fall since 2008.

U.S. crude was last down $4.64 at $69.05 a barrel. 

This is definitely not a good news for oil producing countries like Russia and even Malaysia.


It is going to be a price war. The US crude may even slide to below $65 a barrel in coming weeks and this could be a factor against the economy of the Northern American shale oil production. 

While many were saying the oil price may have hit a bottom, some analysts have a differing point of view.

If it's going into price war, any bottom may just be difficult to predict.

Expect the O&G sector in Malaysia to be affected when the trade starts today.

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