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Thursday, 10 August 2017

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, but raises output again

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, but raises output again:

"OPEC forecast higher demand for its oil in 2018 due to rising global consumption and slower supply growth from rivals, although another jump in the group's output suggested the market will remain in surplus despite efforts to rein in production. In a monthly report on Thursday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said the world would need 32.42 million barrels per day (bpd) of its crude next year, up 220,000 bpd from the previous forecast. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was also upbeat about 2018 economic growth and said oil stocks in developed economies declined in June and would fall further in the United States, a sign the OPEC-led supply cut is working."



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