The WTI-Brent Spread: Examining the Factors Behind It

Akacem, Mohammed; Pence, Norman E.
December 2015
Business Education Innovation Journal;Dec2015, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p155
Academic Journal
The goal of this paper is to examine and analyze the factors that explain the WTI-Brent spread. Historically these two benchmarks moved in tandem with very small differences between them but in the recent past, they started to diverge. An objective of this paper is to provide a learning opportunity for students taking classes in energy economics and students taking classes in econometrics or forecasting.


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