Energy

How much of the rise in oil prices is due to the dollar?

Energy Update
Written by Capital Economics Economist

We think that about half of the surge in oil prices since the start of December can be attributed to the slump in the US dollar. However, a stronger dollar should put some downward pressure on oil prices over the course of 2018. That said, growing supply and weaker-than-expected demand are likely to be the main forces driving oil prices lower.