MAR 4, 2014: $99
Chevron CEO John Watson says that "the $100 barrel is becoming the new $20" — that is, the new normal.
APR 15, 2014: $100
China announces that its economy grew in the first quarter at the slowest pace since 2009.
JUN 19, 2014: $105
Oil peaks after ISIS attacks Iraq's oilfield.
OCT 28, 2014: $91
"We're not expecting to adjust capital expenditures in response to oil prices," Brian Gilvary, BP's chief financial officer, announces.
NOV 27, 2014: $78
OPEC decides not to cut production in the face of plummeting oil prices.
DEC 8, 2014: $73
ConocoPhillips is th first major U.S. oil company to slash its exploratory budget for 2015.
MAR 4, 2015: $67
China lowers its GDP growth expectations for the year to 7%.
MAY 19, 2015: $67
In a Wall Street Journal survey of 10 banks' oil-price predictions, not one predicts that oil will drop below $50 a barrel.
JUL 22, 2015: $59
The World Bank corrects its oil-price predictions for the year upward by $4 a barrel, to $57.
SEP 28, 2015: $49
Shell backs out of a $7 billion drilling project in the Arctic after oil prices fall too low to make the exploration worthwhile.
OCT 30, 2015: $51
Chevron cuts its 2016 budget by one-quarter and says it will lay off thousands.
DEC 23, 2015: $37
OPEC predicts that oil will rise to $70 a barrel by 2020 as U.S. supply slows.
DEC 30, 2015: $36
The ruble hits a 2015 low vs. the dollar as oil's export price continues to fall.
JAN 7, 2016: $34
Oil giant Aramco says it is considering an IPO.
JAN 15, 2016: $29