OPEC expects drop in oil demand in 2020 to 90.7 million b / s with growth to 97.7 million b / s in 2021

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The forecast for oil demand in 2020 has been increased by 100 thousand barrels per day - up to 90.7 million bpd, which means a decrease of 8.9 million bpd compared to 2019, INTERFAX reports with reference to the OPEC monthly report. At the same time, in 2021, the consumption of liquid hydrocarbons will increase by 7 million b / s - up to 97.7 million b / s, although it will remain below the level preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, the cartel said. Preliminary data showed that in May general commercial reserves OECD oil prices grew for the third month in a row - by 29.9 million barrels compared to April, to 3.167 billion barrels, OPEC writes. This figure was 233.2 million barrels higher than the same period last year, and 209.5 million barrels above the five-year average. At the same time, oil reserves grew by 9.7 million barrels, and oil products - by 20.2 million barrels compared to the previous month. According to preliminary data for June, total commercial oil reserves in the United States grew by 31.7 million barrels per month and amounted to 1.462 billion barrels. This figure is 158 million barrels higher than a year ago, and 173 million barrels above the average for the last five years. Oil and petroleum product inventories in the United States grew by 6.8 million barrels and 24.9 million barrels, respectively.

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