Barkindo: Global oil demand will pass 100 million barrels per day by 2020

Barkindo: Global oil demand will pass 100 million barrels per day by 2020

OPEC General Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said Thursday that oil markets are rebalancing at "an accelerating rate" and that he foresaw "no peak" for oil demand for "the considerable future," CNBC reports.

Speaking at the Oil & Money conference in London, Barkindo said confident prices would rise and global oil demand would grow as the global economy continued to strengthen.

"We expect global oil demand to surpass 100 million barrels per day by 2020," Barkindo told the audience of oil industry leaders. This figure is far above the oil producing group's forecast for 2017 in which global oil demand is expected to be around 96.8 million barrels per day.

This strengthening in global oil demand meant that there was "no peak demand for the considerable future," Barkindo said.

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