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Why and How Crude Oil Price Became Negative?

Crude oil price becoming negative is one of the rare events that happened after World War II in the energy sector. The real reason for oil prices to move into sub-zero level is not attributable to supply–demand mismatch, rather it owes to the timing of this movement and specifically what is popularly known as the “day-of-the-week effect.” Though India is importing almost 82% of its oil, falling global crude oil prices are not going to benefit the end users much. But, the interaction effect of the lower crude oil price with COVID-19 is definitely going to have an impact on the country and investors.
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