KBRA Releases Research – Texas Well Positioned to Weather Oil Price Collapse

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a research report discussing the state of Texas’ financial ability to withstand the current drop in oil prices, due to OPEC’s decision to increase oil production.

Compounding the economic shock of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the global economy experienced a second punch from a collapse in oil prices, driven by a game of nerves between Russia and Saudi Arabia. In this report, KBRA examines the state of Texas, whose increasingly diversified economic base and substantial financial reserves make it well positioned to manage short- and medium-term disruptions to its energy industry and the overall economy.

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