Monthly Archives - May 2016


Can Energy Prices Predict A Recession?

Predicting Recessions There has been much speculation recently about a recession in 2016, so we take a look at what the drivers could be. Are there signals from energy price movements and how might this impact you. It would appear that falls in energy wholesale prices, normally triggered by falling demand, presents the perfect indication of bad times ahead, and certainly, this has been somewhat true with previous downturns. There are many analysts and commodity pundits who believe that the recent drop in [...]


Oil Prices Impact Utility Cost

Crude Oil has Increased 80% Since February! – So What Action Did You Take? Since crude oil prices collapsed in February 2016 to their lowest point in recent years, crude has been making a very steady recovery.  This morning WTI was over $48 bbl up 80% from its low just a little over three months ago.  Oil inventories are in decline for a second week, partly demand driven and partly supply, thanks to Nigeria’s unplanned outages – there seems little to [...]

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