Oil could fall to ‘$20s’

Thina Saltvedt, chief analyst Macro/Oil at Nordea Markets, has been quoted in Norway suggesting that the price of oil could fall below $30 because of ongoing supply and demand factors.

With both Brent and West Texas Intermediate benchmark prices falling further in London on 11 January, Saltvedt has been quoted by Dagens Næringsliv as saying that it may not be long before prices “in the 20s” light up the screens of traders.

Saltvedt was similarly quoted by Norwegian state broadcaster NRK last week also noting the downside risk to the global price of oil (www.twitter.com/ThinaSaltvedt)

According to data from the Oslo Børs (stock exchange), the Norwegian energy giant Statoil has shed almost 14% of its capitalisation value over the past week.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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