Energy is an essential resource that powers the economy and modern life. The energy sector consists of many industries, including mining, pipelines, and renewable and alternative energy; but oil and gas are its cornerstone. Indeed, the supply and demand dynamics of crude oil are a significant component of the sector’s performance—and as oil prices can often be subject to volatility spikes, so too can energy-related companies. Even with a transition to decarbonization, the growing population and rising average wealth levels are likely to continue driving oil demand up for the next several years.*
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