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Your Call: What's behind falling oil prices?


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.


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?