Oil subject employees with Wisco work on a pump jack in North Dakota, the US, on November 6, 2013.

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The Worldwide Power Company on Tuesday reduce its forecast for 2020 oil demand progress, citing a “treacherous” path forward amid weakening market sentiment and an upsurge within the variety of coronavirus circumstances reported throughout the globe.

In a closely-watched month-to-month report, the IEA trimmed its outlook for worldwide oil demand progress to 91.7 million barrels per day. That marks a contraction of 8.four million bpd year-on-year, greater than the 8.1 million bpd contraction predicted within the Paris-based power company’s August report.

“We count on the restoration in oil demand to decelerate markedly within the second half of 2020, with a lot of the simple beneficial properties already achieved,” the IEA stated.

“The financial slowdown will take months to reverse fully, whereas sure sectors corresponding to aviation are unlikely to return to their pre-pandemic ranges of consumption even subsequent yr.”

Worldwide benchmark Brent crude traded at $39.52 a barrel on Tuesday morning, down round 0.2%, whereas U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) stood at $37.18, roughly 0.2% decrease.

Oil costs have dropped round 40% for the reason that begin of the yr.