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May 24, 2019
Why are oil prices rising and should investors be worried?
Brent crude oil prices have risen by 34% in 2019, and U.S. orientated WTI oil price have also rallied significantly, up 39% year-to-date. The main driving factors for higher oil prices in 2019 have been rising geopolitical concerns in places such as the Middle East and Venezuela, causing worry that these political issues will disrupt their production.
Petroleum deficit as % of overall US trade deficit
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