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COVID-19 - News digest as of 16.07.2021

July 16/2021

1. OPEC forecasts global oil demand to reach pre-pandemic level in 2022

MOSCOW (MRC) -- OPEC stuck to its forecast for a strong recovery in world oil demand in the rest of 2021 and predicted oil use would rise in 2022 at similar to pre-pandemic rates, led by growth in the United States, China and India, reported Reuters. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in its monthly report on Thursday that demand next year would rise by 3.4% to 99.86 million barrels per day (bpd), and would average more than 100 million bpd in the second half of 2022.

2. Crude oil futures steady in Asia as OPEC+ resolution nears and demand outlook remains robust

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Crude oil futures were steady during mid-morning Asian trade July 16, as increased certainty over the OPEC+ supply accord and robust demand projections from OPEC analysts arrested the plunge in oil prices thus far this week, reported S&P Global. At 11:26 am Singapore time (0326 GMT), the ICE September Brent crude futures contract rose 2 cents/b (0.03%) from the previous close at USD73.49/b, while the NYMEX August light sweet crude contract was up 4 cents/b (0.06%) at USD71.69/b. The front month ICE Brent and NYMEX light sweet crude markers had fallen 3.94% and and 4.78% over July 13-15.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Asia, crude and gaz condensate, COVID-19, India, China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, USA.
Category:General News
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