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Global oil demand could hit record growth rate next year, IEA warns

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Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency
Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, forecasts that the world’s daily oil demand will climb by 5.7m barrels next year. Photograph: Altaf Hussain/Reuters

 

The world’s oil demand could climb at its fastest rate in the history of the market next year, and may reach pre-crisis levels within years, unless new green policies are adopted, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The global energy watchdog has forecast that the world’s daily oil demand may climb by 5.7m barrels next year, the fastest annual climb on record, to an average of 97m barrels of oil a day in 2021.

The demand forecasts for next year fall short of levels recorded in 2019 because the record rebound will only partially offset the severe oil demand collapse triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, which is expected to erase an average of 8.1m barrels of oil a day from global demand during 2020.

But global oil demand could return to pre-crisis levels as soon as 2022 if governments avoid a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak and restart the aviation industry, without putting in place new plans to accelerate clean energy investment.

The IEA’s latest oil report, used by many major economies to help shape their energy policies, casts doubt over claims by some that the coronavirus has already triggered a terminal decline for oil demand.

The IEA has warned that proactive government policies will still be needed to bring a peak to the world’s oil demand later this decade and help shift the world towards cleaner fuels.

Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director, said claims that the world had already reached peak oil were “overhyped”, and warned that it may fail to materialise unless governments accelerated clean energy investment as part of a green economic recovery plan.

“I want to repeat, video conferencing alone will not solve our energy and climate challenges. We need [the] right government policies,” Birol said. “A change in lifestyle will not bring us a peak and a decline in oil demand.”

Energy economists, including those at oil giant BP, believe the pandemic may hasten the peak and decline of oil consumption which was forecast for the second half of the 2020s.

BP has revised down its view of long-term oil demand and market prices for the next three decades significantly following the outbreak, triggering a $17bn (£13bn) downgrade to the value of its business on Monday.

The company said its average oil price forecast to 2050 has fallen from $75 to $55 a barrel because long-term oil demand would be lower than previously expected, meaning some of its exploration projects may prove uneconomic.

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5 Comments on "Global oil demand could hit record growth rate next year, IEA warns"

  1. The Nationalist on Tue, 16th Jun 2020 11:16 pm 

    Meanwhile here in Adelaide , Australia everyone wants a SUV despite 95 % of them never leaving the city or driving more than 40km a day. Our government and car companies do nothing to promote electric cars. Cars like the Skoda citigo and VW Golf electric are not even available to buy here.
    Elements of our neoliberal/globalist/zionnist/China arsekissing government meanwhile encourage the highest population growth in any OECD country and have no emission reduction plans. Speaking with a mate the other day, they had zero idea we were the worlds largest exporter of natural gas! The public on this planet are as thick as pig shit sometimes!

  2. CONVICT-19 on Tue, 16th Jun 2020 11:23 pm 

    with ZH demonetized supertard president saint goat no longer can post its links here

  3. CONVICT-19 on Tue, 16th Jun 2020 11:24 pm 

    nato has counter terror curriculum but doesn’t mention muzzies

    gee hundreds of muzzie terror orgs are muzzies but they’re not muzzies

    facepalm

  4. Adam on Wed, 17th Jun 2020 3:38 am 

    This is wishful thinking for the fossil fuel companies.

  5. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 17th Jun 2020 8:21 pm 


    Surplus Energy Economics
    How the economy REALLY works – Tim Morgan

    #174. American disequilibrium

    THE IMBALANCE MENACING THE US ECONOMY

    “At a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed, with millions more struggling to make ends meet, it‘s been well noted that the response of the Federal Reserve has been to throw $2.9 trillion in financial subsidies, not at the economy itself, but at a tiny elite of the country’s wealthiest. Another astute observer has set out reasons why Fed intervention couldn’t – even if so intended – pull the US economy out of its severe malaise.

    The discussion which follows assesses the American situation from a perspective which recognises that the economy is an energy system. It concludes that the US has responded particularly badly to the onset of de-growth, something which has been induced, not by choice, but by a deteriorating energy equation.”

    https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/174-american-disequilibrium/

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