World oil demand to grow further in 2015

July 11, 2014

Global world oil demand is due to increase further next year thanks in part to resurgent growth in developed countries, OPEC said in its first forecast for 2015.

The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps a third of the world’s crude, predicted demand would top 92.35 million barrels per day (mbpd), up 1.33 percent from 2014.

The growth is due to a recovery in demand for the first time since 2010 among advanced economies in the OECD region, particularly in the US, OPEC said in its monthly report.

The bulk of the demand will come as per usual from non-OECD countries however, especially China and the Middle East.
Still, OPEC sounded a word of warning, saying that the development and use of alternative sources of fuel, could cut into its 2015 forecast.

Copyright, AFP, 2014.