The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, on Tuesday left its forecast for oil-demand growth in 2022 unchanged at 4.2 million barrels a day, APA-Economics reports citing OPEC report.
OPEC, in its monthly report, said it sees total global consumption this year at 100.8 million barrels a day. Among the wealthy countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, oil demand is forecast to grow by 1.8 million barrels a day, while non-OECD oil demand is projected to increase by 2.3 million barrels a day.
"While the impact of the omicron variant is projected to be mild and short-lived, uncertainties remain regarding new variants and renewed mobility restrictions, amid an otherwise steady global economic recovery," the OPEC report said.
OPEC's estimate of world oil-demand growth in 2021 was left unchanged from last month's assessment at 5.7 million barrels a day to average 96.6 million barrels a day, with an upward revision to fourth-quarter demand, amid better-than-anticipated transportation fuel consumption in the OECD, was offset by a downward revision in the third quarter as reflected in actual data, OPEC said.