Crude oil could soar to $125 per barrel next year and $150 in 2023. This is due to OPEC’s limited capacity to boost production, JP Morgan analysts said in a new report. This is just some of the oil prices projection.
“OPEC+ is not immune to the impacts of underinvestment…. We estimate ‘true’ OPEC spare capacity in 2022 will be about 2 million barrels per day (43%) below consensus estimates of 4.8 million,” the team, led by Christyan Malek, wrote, as quoted by TheStreet.
“While we believe a three-month pause to 400,000 barrel-per-day monthly increments is needed during the first half of 2022 to balance the market (and potentially a cut pending impact of new COVID variants), the group will struggle to deliver monthly growth of more than 250,000 barrels per day once reinstated,” the analysts also said.
According to a CNN report, this rise in the price of crude could push U.S. gasoline prices to over $5.
“They don’t have the barrels. It’s a mirage,” Malek, head of JP Morgan’s EMEA oil and gas research, told the news outlet. “Look back at history. When we’re in a scenario where the market goes, ‘Oh, s***, we don’t have spare capacity,’ that’s where you see overshoots,” he also said.
Source: Oil Price
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