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The Response of Oil Contracts to Extreme Price Movoments


  • Bindemann, K.


This study examines the response of oil contracts to extreme price movements. The chosen contract form is a Production-Sharing Agreement (PSA) which is the oil industry's equivalent of sharecropping and one of the most commonly used contractual agreements. We show that only the two significant price increases in the 1970s and only the price falls in the early 1980s and the early 1990s triggered a response in the terms offered by PSAs.

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  • Bindemann, K., 2000. "The Response of Oil Contracts to Extreme Price Movoments," Economics Series Working Papers 9929, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:9929

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    1. Feng, Zhuo & Zhang, Shui-Bo & Gao, Ying, 2014. "On oil investment and production: A comparison of production sharing contracts and buyback contracts," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 395-402.

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    JEL classification:

    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • L71 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Hydrocarbon Fuels
    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy


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