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Your Call: What's behind falling oil prices?

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On the February 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the fluctuations in the oil market. In the past two years, the price of oil has fallen from $100 a barrel to a 13-year low of $27 a barrel.

What’s behind the drop in oil prices? How is it affecting oil-producing countries? The recent fracking boom has  turned the the United States into a major oil player, so what’s the future for renewables? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

David Baker, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer, focusing on energy and clean Tech

Toby Jones, associate professor of history at Rutgers University, and author of Running Dry: Essays on Energy, Water, and Environmental Crisis, and Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia 

Web Resources:

NY Times: Saudi Arabia’s Dangerous Sectarian Game

SF Chronicle: Four reasons the price of oil has plunged

SMH: Oil-producing nations struggling for market power as prices drop

BBC: Falling oil prices: Who are the winners and losers?