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OPEC expects higher oil demand for second half 2021

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OPEC expects higher oil demand for second half 2021

Vienna, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects the recovery in demand for crude oil to accelerate in the second half of 2021.
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In its monthly report published Thursday, the group maintained its forecast for the second consecutive month that this year the request for oil will grow by 5.95 million barrels per day (bpd), which represents 6.6 percent.

It predicted a demand of 94.1 million bpd in the first half, and 99 million bpd in the second, with an increase in mobility and, therefore, the consumption of gasoline or diesel.

It also forecast global economic growth in 2021 of 5.5 percent, unchanged from last month.

‘In general, the recovery of world economic growth and therefore oil demand is expected to gain momentum in the second half,’ he said.

Even so, he warned of the ‘significant uncertainties’ generated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the possibility of the appearance of new strains.

In the first half of the year, he said, ‘the global economic recovery has been delayed due to the resurgence of Covid-19 infections and new lockdown measures in major economies, including the euro zone, Japan and India.’

However, OPEC believes that vaccination and the easing of restrictions are fueling ‘optimism that the pandemic could be contained in the coming months.’

OPEC and its allies, led by Russia, agreed in April to gradually lift oil production cuts from May to July, a decision they upheld at a meeting on June 1.

According to the report, crude production in May rose 390 thousand bpd to 25.46 million bpd.

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