Energy Policy

IMF’s Chief Says Mideast Growth to Slow in 2024 on Oil Cuts, Gaza

The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday Middle East economies were lagging below growth projections due to oil production cuts and the Israel-Gaza conflict, even as the global economic outlook remained resilient. Despite uncertainties, “the global economy has been surprisingly resilient,” IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the Arab Fiscal …

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OPEC Sees Strong Oil Demand Growth in 2025

Higher global economic growth and solid activity in China will see robust world oil demand growth of 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2025, OPEC said on Wednesday in its first outlook into next year’s demand levels. OPEC expects global economic growth at 2.8% in 2025, up from the …

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Macron Urges G-7 Countries to Stop Using Coal by 2030

France’s president encouraged G7 countries on Friday to stop using coal by 2030. Emmanuel Macron enumerated several key points to improve the fight against climate change during an address to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai. The “primary priority” for the most developed countries is to end …

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Pressure between Titans before the OPEC Meeting

Oil prices – both WTI and Brent- are trading higher on Thursday, ahead of today’s meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). “Although yesterday there was talk that Saudi Arabia was pressuring its partners to implement a new cut of 1 million barrels per day in the …

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