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Energy prices are unlikely to fall in 2022 or beyond, not until major importers get serious about green transition

January 7, 2022


With today’s high oil prices and record gas prices, it is easy to forget that the situation was reversed as recently as two years ago. At the end of 2019, an over-supply of fossil fuels had left producers concerned about low prices. Saudi Arabia and Russia fell out over the need for further production cuts to support prices. Then the scale and impact of the pandemic became apparent, economies locked down, and energy demand plummeted—most significantly for oil, given its links to transport.