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Do demand and supply shocks explain USA's oil stock fluctuations?

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  • Hayat, Aziz
  • Narayan, Paresh Kumar

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In this paper using historical monthly data on the US oil stocks (Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Ending Stock-coppes), industrial production, energy use for transportation, oil production, and oil imports, we examine whether supply and demand shocks explain the apparent decline in the volatility of the growth of COPPES since about the mid-1980s. We find that nearly 70% of the variation in the US COPPES growth is explained by its supply and demand factors, each sharing about half of this variation. This is on account of sharp decline in the contribution of persistence to the US COPPES growth variation from about 47% in the pre-break period to about 17% in the post-break period. This reduction is taken up by increased contribution of demand and supply factors since mid 1980s, of which growth variances have declined on net since then. This in turn contributes to the stability of the US COPPES growth fluctuations.

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  • Hayat, Aziz & Narayan, Paresh Kumar, 2011. "Do demand and supply shocks explain USA's oil stock fluctuations?," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(8), pages 2908-2915, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:88:y:2011:i:8:p:2908-2915
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    1. Kang, Wensheng & Ratti, Ronald A. & Vespignani, Joaquin L., 2017. "Oil price shocks and policy uncertainty: New evidence on the effects of US and non-US oil production," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 536-546.
    2. Prasad Bal, Debi & Narayan Rath, Badri, 2015. "Nonlinear causality between crude oil price and exchange rate: A comparative study of China and India," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 149-156.
    3. Narayan, Paresh Kumar & Sharma, Susan Sunila, 2014. "Firm return volatility and economic gains: The role of oil prices," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 142-151.
    4. Thuraisamy, Kannan S. & Sharma, Susan Sunila & Ali Ahmed, Huson Joher, 2013. "The relationship between Asian equity and commodity futures markets," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 67-75.

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