Daily News: January 6, 2015

Tumbling Crude Prices Will Trigger Flood of Writedowns

Bloomberg reported that tumbling crude prices will trigger a flood of oilfield writedowns starting this month after industry returns slumped to a 16-year low, calling into question half a decade of exploration.

Bloomberg said the downturn threatens to wipe out more than $1.6 trillion in earnings for producing companies and nations this year.

Bloomberg noted that the impending writedowns represent the latest blow to an industry rocked by a combination of faltering demand growth and booming supplies from North American shale fields.

To read the entire Bloomberg report, click here.