The ongoing vaccine roll out, reopening of economies and growing inflationary pressure have brightened the outlook for oil prices. Strategists at Danske Bank expect Brent to average $70bbl in Q3 and Q4.
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“Vaccine roll out, albeit with some bumps on the road, reopening of economies, strong support from monetary and fiscal policy and a relatively weak dollar have created a sound backdrop for global oil demand.”
“World oil consumption remains somewhat below the pre-pandemic level, but we are confident consumption will fully recover over the coming 1-2 years.”
“Spread of the virus in China and other parts of Asia will likely weigh on demand in short-term.”
“OPEC+ has started normalising its oil output, which will ease the upside potential for oil prices from the sound demand backdrop.”
“We expect Brent to average $70bbl in Q3 and Q4 and $72.5bbl in 2022.”