The sun sets behind smoke rising from the LyondellBasell refining plant in Houston, Texas, on April 20th, the day US crude oil prices ended in negative territory for the first time. Photograph: Mark Felix/AFP

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Oil production levels have remained robust even as coronavirus destroys demand, triggering a global supply glut. Photograph: Getty Images

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