Infographic: The Facts Behind Oil Prices

Following up on my last post about the benefits of speculation, and what really impacts the price of oil and gasoline, it’s worth sharing this infographic we designed to visually break down the elements that determine the price of energy. As you can see, it’s a mixture of many factors, each of which carries a varying amount of influence depending on current economic and geopolitical conditions.

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