Oil prices rose to a five-month high this week on hopes that the economy is reviving. New coronavirus cases have fallen back in previously hard-hit states such as Florida and Arizona. At the same time, the U.S. shale industry is not rebounding, adding to bullish momentum on the supply side of the equation. Prices fell back in early trading on Tuesday.
Trump admin approves Alaska drilling. The Trump administration approved an oil leasing program for the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), opening up 19 million acres of wilderness for drilling for the first time. The Interior Department is aiming to finalize the process to make it difficult to undo if the election results in a change of administration. However, investors question the profitability of the enterprise, and several major banks, including Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, have ruled out financing any ANWR drilling…CLICK for complete article