OPEC forecasts that oil demand will grow sharply in the next few years as economies recover from the pandemic. They also added that the world needs to keep investing in production to avert a crunch despite an energy transition. But OPEC’s view contrasts with that of the International Energy Agency, which said that investors should not fund new oil projects if the world wants to reach net zero emissions. Oil use will rise by 1.7 million barrels per day in 2023 to 101.6 million bpd, OPEC said. This is in addition to robust growth already predicted for 2021 and 2022.
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