IEA releases Oil Market Report for August
Global oil demand growth expected to slow through 2016
11 August 2016
Crude oil prices eased to around $45 per barrel in August as a global supply overhang weighed and demand growth weakened, the newly released IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) for August informs subscribers. Brent crude had threatened to break below $40 per barrel at the end of July.Global oil demand growth is expected to slow from 1.4 mb/d in 2016 to 1.2 mb/d in 2017, as underlying support from low oil prices wanes. The 2017 forecast – though still above-trend – is 0.1 mb/d below our previous expectations due to a dimmer macroeconomic outlook. The 2016 outlook is unchanged from last month’s Report.Meanwhile global oil supply rose by about 0.8 mb/d in July, as both OPEC and non-OPEC production increased. Output was 215 kb/d lower than a year earlier, as declines from non-OPEC more than offset an 840 kb/d annual gain in total OPEC liquids. Non-OPEC production is forecast to drop by 0.9 mb/d this year before rebounding by 0.3 mb/d in 2017....