Art Berman is out with a new deck: “ The North American Unconventional Revolution & The 2014-2015 Oil Price Collapse ” (pdf) and it’s a great review of US shale, Saudi/OPEC response, and the great price fall over the past year. As always, Art is out to tell you some facts you don’t often see in the headlines: The story of the price collapse is pretty simple: It’s Chinese demand fall + US oil production growth + response of Saudi oil production growth. That’s pretty much it. Lower demand and production gains leading to surplus and lower prices. The heroic tales of rig productivity and drilling efficiency gains are what oil companies have to tell investors to show a brave face. Dig a little deeper to realize – what should be obvious to everyone – that companies are getting killed at these low prices. But future higher oil prices […]