The oil market should get a boost this summer from the “driving season,” the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said on Wednesday, but world oil demand would nonetheless be weaker than expected in 2016.
“Looking ahead, global products markets are once again expected to receive support from gasoline demand ahead of the driving season,” the body said in its monthly report.
“However, unlike in the previous year, OECD gasoil demand may not have sufficient strength to offset the continued slowdown in non-OECD consumption,” it added.
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