The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) revealed that an estimated 12.1 trillion in investments would be required to meet the escalating global demand for oil.
The projection, shared by OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais, highlights the magnitude of the challenges the oil and gas sector will face in the coming years.
Al Ghais emphasized the critical need for substantial investments across all energy sectors to prevent longterm market volatility and safeguard global growth.
Speaking at the Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference in Dubai, he stressed the importance of redirecting attention towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions rather than merely replacing one form of energy with another.
The truth that needs to be spoken is that we must focus on curbing emissions and making significant investments in all energy sectors, Al Ghais asserted, underscoring the urgency of addressing the environmental impact of the industry.
As global oil demand continues to surge, concerns regarding supply limitations have also emerged.
As economic uncertainties persist, OPEC members will convene to address the evolving market dynamics and chart a path forward.
The estimation of 12.1 trillion in necessary investments by OPEC serves as a reminder of the immense capital required to meet the worlds increasing oil demand.
While Russia currently maintains a production capacity of 10 to 11 million barrels per day, the sanctions pose a potential hindrance to sustaining growth and meeting global demand.
The Russian oil and gas industry has been subject to a range of Western sanctions, aiming to restrict sales to the Western market and control prices for Russian oil.