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Fiscal Breakeven Oil Price (Bilingual)

April, 2015

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Executive Summary

If there is one term that is often used but little understood, it is the fiscal breakeven oil price. Fiscal breakeven oil price (BEP) can be defined simply as the "oil price that balances an oil‚Äêexporting country's budget. While the term may sound simple with the definition appearing even simpler, there are many ways to get there with subtle nuance. Though, in theory, it is that oil price that balances the budget; yet, in practice, we get different calculations for a given country at a given time. This research explores the topic in closer detail to surface the discrepancies in reporting.

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