Tag: Oil Outlook

Kiran Stacey

The warnings may finally be coming true. Four months after the OECD warned that the soaring oil price could damage the economic recovery in developed nations (since when Brent has advanced another 19 per cent), the IEA has noticed that global oil demand has begun to flatline.

In its March Oil Market Report, it notes the first month of near-zero growth since the summer of 2009, which was just as the recovery was getting under way.

Part of the decline in demand is because of the Japanese refinery capacity which was knocked out by the earthquake and tsunami.

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