PODCAST: OPEC+ faces pressure as crude oil prices climb

Sophie Udubasceanu


LONDON (ICIS)—The sharp recovery in oil demand has outpaced supply growth and resulted in a drawdown of global oil inventories, as coronavirus lockdown measures ease. The supply and demand balance is threatened, especially in a global energy crunch time. While unwinding its outstanding output cuts, OPEC+ has resisted pressure to further raise supply amid concerns of a potential growing oversupply of crude in 2022. Following the recent surge in energy prices, the ICIS global oil editor Sophie Udubasceanu talks to senior oil editor James Dennis about the latest developments in the market.


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