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Replay of 1986 price collapse looms warns Chatham House

Chatham House warns that the price of oil is heading for a crash similar to the one in the mid-1980s, when world oil prices fell by over 50%

The oil price is heading for a crash reminiscent to the 1986 collapse, when world oil prices fell by over 50%, an energy economics expert from UK think tank Chatham House warned. Professor Paul Stevens, who is also a specialist on the political economy of the Gulf States, told the Australian Petroleum and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference that the oil price is heading for a big fall over the next one to two years. He had that while there are striking similarities to the price collapse in the period 1981-86, this time around, he believes the correction will happen in a much shorter space of time and it will rebound quicker too. In the run up to the crash of 1986, Saudi Arabia was

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