Market sentiment has always been wary of the Middle East in relation to oil prices, partly because of the level of supplies generated within that region, and partly because of the traffic routes for transporting oil around the world.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2012
In a recent Investment Contrarians article, editor Sasha Cekerevac reports that recent hostilities between Turkey and Syria are now putting U.S.-Russian relations in the spotlight. He believes this doesn’t bode well for oil prices, which, as Cekerevac notes, are closely tied to market sentiment, and continue to be volatile.
According to Cekerevac, in a recent interview in German newspaper Der Spiegel, Vladimir Yukanin, who is a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, remarked, “Russia and the West are drifting apart.” (Source: “Russia and the West are Drifting Apart,” Der Spiegel, October 11, 2012.) Cekerevac reasons that Yukanin’s remarks certainly will affect market sentiment.
“Market sentiment has always been wary of the Middle East in relation to oil prices, partly because of the level of supplies generated within that region, and partly because of the traffic routes for transporting oil around the world,” explains Cekerevac. “Oil prices are extremely sensitive to any disruption to either supply or transportation routes, as the world is increasingly run on just-in-time deliveries.”
With such tight supply lines and limited ability for other nations to increase production, oil prices will be at the mercy of any escalation in Middle Eastern violence, reasons Cekerevac.
“A war between Turkey and Syria could spark a larger regional battle that would be extremely dangerous for oil prices, not to mention an attack on Iran by Israel,” states Cekerevac. He concludes, “…Market sentiment will continue to be on the edge, as developments in the Middle East shift with each new uprising or revolt.”
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