IEA forecast causes oil prices to fall

After the International Energy Agency (IEA) reduce its oil demand forecast for 2020 and 2021, the prices of commidity decreased last Thursday (13).

Brent crude oil fell 43 cents, or 0.95%, to $100.95. 45.00 a barrel, and West Texas Intermediate settled 43 cents, or 1.01%, down from $42.24 per barrel. The IEA announced a cut in its forecast of demand for oil on the last day 13, and also stated that the reduction of travel because of the pandemic will reduce global oil consumption by about 8.1 million barrels per day (bpd) this year alone.

It is worth remembering that the Organization of Exporting Countries of Oil (OPEC) also gave its forecast: according to the entity, demand by oil will fall by 9.06 million bpd this year, higher than the 8.95 million bpd drop expected a month ago.

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