OPEC maintains 2021 demand forecast amid Covid pandemic fears


An oil pumping jack, also known as a “nodding donkey”, in an oilfield near Dyurtyuli, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

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LONDON — Oil producer group OPEC on Thursday kept its 2021 forecast for global oil demand growth unchanged, but warned uncertainties over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic remain high.

The closely-watched oil market report comes as coronavirus cases continue to surge worldwide, with new lockdowns imposed in Europe and parts of China.

In recent weeks, optimism about the mass rollout of coronavirus vaccines appears to have been tempered by the resurgent rate of virus spread.

It has resulted…


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