Global Economy and Energy Markets Weekly Commentary – 17th Jan ‘21

Christof Rühl, member of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, discusses the latest global oil and economic developments in this weekly interview to the Gulf Intelligence.

Christof comments on the recovery of global economy and the change to the US Presidency, including the greener agenda, the potential reconciliation over the trade dispute between the US and China, as well as the revival of the Iran nuclear deal.

He also discusses oil prices, demand, OPEC+ oil policy and the re-emergence of the US shale oil, as well as China’s promise of peak emissions before 2030 and net zero by 2060.

Brent crude oil prices are more likely to reach $60 a Barrel in Q1 than drop back to touch $50?
In this poll from the Gulf Intelligence, 54% of the respondents believe that prices are more likely to drop back $50 a barrel in Q1

Christof is joined by Mike Muller, Head of Vitol Asia. Sean Evers, Managing Partner at the Gulf Intelligence, moderates the discussion.

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