Gloves Back On Opec And Us Shale Producers To Deepen Ties In Vienna


HOUSTON – Only a few years ago, shale CEOs and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries were in open conflict.

Now, they realize they’re in the same boat and need to row in tandem to keep global crude supply and demand in balance, according to interviews with analysts, executives and investors.

The recent rise in crude prices LCOc1CLc1 – up more than 40 percent in the past year – has lifted profits for producers across the globe, but also threatens to erode demand for fossil fuels at a time when electrification is becoming commonplace.

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