The State of the Nation: Rising crude oil price a positive for government finances


Not an engineering title, but news is slow.

Dateline 2021-02-22, The Edge:

THE recent uptrend in crude oil prices seems to suggest that the commodity is staging a comeback. Since breaching the US$50 per barrel mark in early December last year, Brent crude has continued to climb steadily amid the continued uncertainty surrounding the virus.

On Feb 8, Brent crude climbed above US$60 a barrel — for the first time in a year.

The rise in oil prices has been linked to several factors. One is undeniably propped up by the Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough last year, renewing optimism about fuel consumption, while colder winters have also helped push up prices, especially for liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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