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Markets underestimating oil demand; see Brent at $80: Goldman Sachs

International travel, according to Goldman Sachs is another key factor that is likely to trigger a demand rise, which in turn will keep oil prices elevated

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Puneet Wadhwa New Delhi
Global markets are currently underestimating the demand for oil as more economies open up for business, says a recent report by Goldman Sachs that expects Brent to hit $80 per barrel going ahead. Recently, S&P Global Platts, too, had forecast oil prices hitting and staying above $70 a barrel by mid-2021, driven by a more broad-based pickup in economic activity amid widening vaccination rollouts.

Mobility, according to Goldman Sachs too, is rapidly increasing in the US and Europe, as vaccinations accelerate and lockdowns are lifted, with freight and industrial activity also surging. This developed market (DM) recovery, Goldman Sachs said,

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First Published: May 24 2021 | 10:16 AM IST

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