Private Equity Energy—Event-driven Volatility History

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Historically, event-driven volatility created corresponding investment opportunities. Today's opportunity set shares similarities with the past, thereby indicating why today may represent one of the best of times for new capital allocations into upstream oil and natural gas investments. In this article, we highlight historical events, with particular regard to actions taken by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), that generated supply shocks and oil price volatility, and presented investors with opportunities.