Dr Hezri Adnan
The era of oil shocks is far from over. In the past two years, oil prices have been in a free-fall, tumbling from US$100 (RM401.5) a barrel to around US$30. Frighteningly, nobody knows for sure where the bottom is. The International Energy Agency optimistically predicts a rebound to US$80 a barrel in 2020. Calculation by the Federal Reserve Bank at St Louis proposes oil prices could drop all the way to zero by mid-2019.