OPEC expects 23% rise in energy demand by 2045 — Secretary General
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecasts that the demand for energy resources will grow by 23% in 2045, OPEC Secretary General Haitham al-Ghais said on Tuesday on the air with the Al Arabiya TV Channel, News.az reports.
"We expect the demand for energy resources will grow dramatically in 2045, by 23% - to 351 mln barrels per day from 258.7 mln barrels per day in 2021," al-Ghais said. "Oil will continue holding the greatest share in the energy balance," he noted.
The oil sector needs investments amounting to $12.1 trillion in the long run, the OPEC Secretary General said. "If these investments are not implemented, we can become witnesses to a deficit and fluctuations," al-Ghais noted. OPEC "will stand for a balanced and comprehensive energy transition that will not exclude anyone," he added.
"The consensus was reached to act now in order to prevent any crisis in future," al-Ghais noted, referring to the latest OPEC+ decision in Vienna to reduce oil production by 2 mln barrels daily from November.