Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 | Updated on Monday, January 19, 2015

Very low energy prices and geopolitical risks

Beyond the positive effects of the recent energy prices shock for the world, very low levels of oil prices could have significant economic, social and geopolitical consequences. The oil price crash can have non-linear effects: very low oil prices are raising questions about the economic stability of some key geopolitical areas such as Russia, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa increasing the geopolitical risks and with potential de-stabilising effects.

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