Crude Oil & Agriculture

The link between crude oil prices and agricultural commodities has transformed the market for agricultural products.

Global renewable fuel policies mean that a wide range of crops are connected, via energy, to crude oil markets.

As a result, producers, processors and end-users of agricultural products need to understand the drivers of the petroleum market. In return, the oil industry needs to understand the agricultural sectors that provide the biofuels they are mandated to blend.

The report explains the complex relationship between crop and crude oil markets and helps you to develop plans to manage the impact of changes in the oil price on agriculture.

Key commercial insights:

Crude oil markets
– why are oil prices so volatile? Will shale oil keep crude oil prices low forever? What oil prices are likely under different market conditions? What will they mean for agricultural commodity prices?

Agriculture – which crops will benefit most from changes in oil prices? Will new frontiers of production inevitably drive up commodity prices?


The report is in 3 sections

1.    Crude oil
Detailed insights into the forces driving the petroleum market and the crude oil price, with a special focus on the roles of shale oil, with a potentially very rapid supply response, and the OPEC producers, with their vast conventional oil reserves. Price forecast scenarios and the conditions that will shape them.

2.    Agriculture
How the three main crop groups: grains, oil crops and sugar, as well as cassava have adapted to the emergence of biofuel demand and are likely to develop in the face of different crude oil price scenarios. What this will mean for developing frontier areas for agriculture.

3.    Executive Summary: Outlook & strategic conclusions
Conclusions about petroleum and agricultural markets, explaining how the links between the markets are expected to evolve, and identify risks and opportunities under different future scenarios for your strategic planning. How would higher crude prices change the balance among crops and which crops would receive the greatest benefits? What are the implications for different sectors of agriculture?


  • Executive Summary
  • Main Report
  • Data in Excel
  • Webinar presentation by LMC and Oxford Petroleum experts of the results of the study

For more information or to subscribe to the study, contact our Oils experts , or download the brochure .




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