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Global oil price may hit $240 if Iran closes Hormuz: leading US-based energy consulting firm says oil...

Global oil price may hit $240 if Iran closes Hormuz: leading US-based energy consulting firm says oil...

Global oil price may hit $240 if Iran closes Hormuz leading US-based energy consulting firm says oil price may hit $240 a barrel and economic growth may fall by over 25 percent if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz in reaction to the Western sanctions. Analysts at IHS Global Insight also told reporters that Iran can easily close the strategic strait and disrupt global oil supplies for up to three months by laying mines that the US and its allies would have to find and remove, USA Today reported. “If Iran actually moves to close the Strait of Hormuz, crude oil prices may soar to $240 a barrel for some time,” said Sara Johnson, senior research director for Global Economics at IHS. She added that oil prices may stay as high as $160 in the second quarter of the year before reverting to somewhere around $120. Such an oil shock, Johnson stated, can bring back gas lines in much of ...

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