LONDON— The particular International Energy Agency ( IEA ) bumped up the 2020 oil demand prediction on Fri but warned that the distribute of COVID-19 presented a risk to the perspective.

The Paris-based IEA raised its prediction to 92. 1 mil barrels per day (bpd), upward 400, 000 bpd from the outlook last month, citing a smaller-than-expected second-quarter decrease.

“ As the oil market has unquestionably made progress … the top, and in some countries, speeding up number of COVID-19 cases is really a disturbing reminder that the outbreak is not under control and the danger to our market outlook is nearly certainly to the downside, ” the IEA said in the monthly report.

The easing of lockdown measures in many countries triggered a strong rebound to energy deliveries in May, June, plus likely also July, the particular IEA said.

But oil refining exercise in 2020 is set in order to fall by more than the particular IEA anticipated last 30 days and to grow less within 2021, it said.

Demand in 2021 will likely be 2 . 6 mil bpd below 2019 amounts, with kerosene and plane fuel due to a drop within air travel accounting for three-quarters of the shortfall.

“ For refiners, any kind of benefit from improving demand will probably be offset by expectations a vast amount of tighter feedstock markets forward. Refining margins will also be questioned by a major product stocks and shares overhang from the very weakened second quarter of 2020, ” the IEA mentioned.

On the provide front, the IEA mentioned the Organization of the Petroleum Conveying Countries and other producers which includes Russia, a grouping generally known as OPEC +, had demonstrated 108 percent compliance using their pact to rein within output.

Marketplace driven cuts had furthermore affected other producers, specifically the United States, though U. S i9000. supply was expected to gradually recover in the second half 2020 while the lifting associated with force majeure on exports of Libyan crude can add another 900, 1000 bpd to global marketplaces by the end of the year.

By Noah Browning