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illiquid

In business, economics or investment, market liquidity is a market’s ability to facilitate an asset being sold quickly without having to reduce its price very much (or even at all). Equivalently, an asset’s...

oil prices

The price of oil, or the oil price, generally refers to the spot price of a barrel of benchmark crude oil. In North America this generally refers to the WTI Cushing Crude Oil Spot Price West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...

oil fields

An “oil field” or “oilfield” is a region with an abundance of oil wells extracting petroleum (crude oil) from below ground. Because the oil reservoirs typically extend over a large area, possibly...

oil exploration

Hydrocarbon exploration (or oil and gas exploration) is the search by petroleum geologists and geophysicists for hydrocarbon deposits beneath the Earth’s surface, such as oil and natural gas. Oil and gas...

oil and gas

Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, and sometimes...

Crude oil

Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. “petroleum, rock oil” (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from Latin petra rock (see petrous) + oil (see oil (n.)).) is a naturally occurring...

oil drilling

An oil well is a boring in the Earth that is designed to bring petroleum oil hydrocarbons to the surface. Usually some natural gas is produced along with the oil. A well that is designed to produce mainly or only gas...

Oil companies

This is a list of selected petroleum (crude oil) exploration and production companies in alphabetical order. This list does not include companies involved in refining and marketing only.

assets under management

In finance, assets under management (AUM), sometimes called funds under management (FUM), measures the total market value of all the financial assets which a financial institution such as a mutual fund, venture capital...

financial crises

The term financial crisis is applied broadly to a variety of situations in which some financial assets suddenly lose a large part of their nominal value. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, many financial crises were...