Tag: WPM 39

  • Oil Market Dynamics through the Lens of the 2002-2009 Price Cycle

    By: Bassam Fattouh

    During the period 2002 to 2008, the oil market experienced a sustained increase in prices with the annual average price rising year-on-year for seven consecutive years. This boom, however, ended with a spectacular collapse towards the end of 2008. These sharp price movements captured public and political attention and raised concerns within both major consumers […]

  • The Dynamics of Crude Oil Price Differentials

    By: Bassam Fattouh

    Despite the wide variety of internationally traded crude oils with different qualities and characteristics (the 2006 International Crude Oil Market Handbook describes more than 160 traded crude oil streams), many observers consider the world oil market as ‘one great pool’ (Adelman, 1984). Others argues that oil markets are ‘globalized’ in the sense that supply and […]