NEWS + ANALYSIS
OLIVIA GONZALEZ

NEWS + ANALYSIS

OIL PRICE VOLATILITY THREATENS FISCAL HEALTH OF TOP-PERFORMING STATES

June 23, 2016 | by Olivia Gonzalez

Global crude oil prices finally started to creep back up in June in response to both political disruptions to oil production and growing demand. This trend — a reversal of what we’ve seen since 2014 — may be a good sign for producers, but it also introduces volatility into the market. This not only poses a threat to producers as they set expectations about profits in the next year, but has implications for the finances of state governments here in the United States.

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