[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the March 2019 edition of Oil and Gas Investor. Subscribe to the magazine here.]

Recent reports by Citi have warned of a period of commodity volatility, especially in crude markets. That has proven true, particularly in light of geopolitical events in Venezuela, Iran, Libya, China trade, etc. “Whatever OPEC’s response, volatility is here to stay,” said Citi.

Well, that’s only part of the story, as volatility in energy equities has recently more than matched that of the commodity. After a one-way ride down in the fourth quarter of last year, the roller coaster ride in energy equities staged a rebound early this year—only to be derailed again by concerns over U.S.-China trade talks in early February.

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