Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jan 05, 2022
A permanent reduction in global oil and gas output may come sooner than expected. Fossil energy companies are looking ahead with caution. Instead of investing their profits in exploration or production, they are turning to capital markets.
Sun Lijian, Associate Professor, Fudan University
Dec 08, 2015
When achieving a stable global economy supercedes local and political interests, and a sustainable rebound in the global oil prices begins to emerge, this will soothe the chaos in the geopolitical sphere, the price wars among the oil-producing countries, the sluggish investment and consumption in the world economy, the capital market’s negative judgment about the future business growth and the “liquidity trap” in the monetary policy.
Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies
Jan 27, 2015
The last months have witnessed oil prices at global markets dropping by more than 50%, the primary reasons being due to Saudi Arabia’s political protectionism over oil prices. Jin Liangxiang contends that beyond purely economic factors, Saudi Arabia actually intends to express its discontent and frustration, especially with Iran.