The harsh truth: we're using more oil than ever

The harsh truth: we're using more oil than ever
Oil and gas fields in the East Shetland Basin of the North Sea. (Image: Getty)
Bloomberg
By Javier BlasIn this age of climate crisis, the world is consuming more crude than ever. Peak oil demand? Not yet. Maybe one day, perhaps even soon, around 2030. For now, however, the global economy still runs on oil. It will take a while before governments certify it, but every piece of data points in the very same direction: In the past few weeks, global oil demand has surpassed the monthly peak set in 2019 before the covid-19 pandemic. Expressed in barrels a day, the fresh record high in global oil consumption totals about 10...

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