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The S&P 500 energy index fell 2.8% Monday after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) slashed its oil forecast for 2015. The bank cut its WTI-NYMEX 2015 crude forecast to $47.15 a barrel, down from $73.75 a barrel. It also forecast Brent crude prices to settle at $50.40 a barrel, down from $83.75 a barrel. Tuesday morning, February 2015 futures for U.S. crude, priced at the NYMEX in New York City, decreased to $44.72 per barrel. Meanwhile, Brent crude, priced in London, dropped more than 3.4% to hit $45.79 per barrel.