Oil market divergences

There have been a couple of interesting divergences concerning the oil market recently. First, two high-profile forecasts of worldwide demand for oil are receiving a bit of attention from market analysts. The recent outlooks differ as to how much oil the world will need in the next few years. What lies behind these differences are the assumptions of economic growth.Also, there recently has been a divergence in the price of crude oil and the price of gasoline at US pumps. Retail prices of the fuel fell in late July at the peak of driving season in the US, while crude prices rallied above $70/bbl. What lies behind these differences is the same problem that has been the bottleneck in the mar...

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