Traders smelling blood—or maybe oil—in the water have piled into shorts against energy-related companies.
The oil price is nearing a 6-year low. Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says markets are looking for "a turning point" in oil production and it will end up being non-OPEC countries that cut supplies.
Discussing oil and volatility in U.S. equity markets, Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel, discusses strategy and says investors should get used to oil at $45 per barrel.
Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, says that China is building up a strategic stock of oil, and that low prices provide a "good opportunity to dip into the market and accelerate purchases."
Lower prices could make oil unprofitable to pull out of the ground. But we're not there yet, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie.
Despite anecdotal evidence, a new study is dismissing the U.S. manufacturing renaissance as little more than a "myth."
A twist of fate has made slumping gas prices fuel a discussion once thought to be anathema in a Republican-led Congress: higher gas taxes.
Concerns are deepening that the U.K. economy is slowing down, following a spate of disappointing data. Could any sector help?
Investors who believe in a long-term recovery in oil prices should look to exploration and production companies, said David Tameron.
Shell is definitely a choice for investors as the most "defensive" oil services stock currently says Jason Gammel, oil equities analyst at Jefferies.
Trying to pick the bottom of oil's surprise price plunge may be tougher this time around, with analysts turning to non-traditional indicators to make predictions.
OPEC is looking to put a lid on the U.S. fracking boom, former Wells Fargo boss Richard Kovacevich tells CNBC.
Scientists at Miami University of Ohio identified what may be one of the biggest quakes that has resulted from fracking.
Oil investors are paying attention to Civeo's recent plummeting as the drop points to indications of slower oil investments.
While some are praising New York's decision to ban fracking, some business owners who were hoping for a drilling-related boom are disappointed.
Did the Fed's meeting and the oil rebound dominate markets last week? Alan Knuckman, chief options strategist at Bulls-Eye Options, disagrees, saying that "profit-taking" was behind the U.S. markets moves last week.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, compares the price of oil to "a bungee jump", referring to its volatility in price, saying that the problem is no knowing how many more "bounces" there are in oil until the price is stabilised.
Oil at $50 a barrel is not going to scare some producers, and investors should focus on companies with core acreage in good basins, said Mike Kelly.
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, weighs in on the global impact of falling crude prices.
Former Shell President John Hofmeister, shares his thoughts on New York's fracking ban, and natural gas as a transportation fuel.