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World Oil Outlook 2013


Executive Summary (excerpt)

The OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) provides projections for the medium-term (to 2018) and long-term (to 2035) on an annual basis for oil demand and supply. It demonstrates that oil will continue to play a major part in satisfying the world’s growing energy needs, with amply sufficient oil resources and a diversity of supply sources contributing to world prosperity and to poverty alleviation. The WOO also clearly illustrates the uncertainties that surround the medium- to long-term energy future, stemming from many drivers, such as the world economy, policies, technology and consumer choices. It also confirms again the growing importance of developing countries in terms of energy demand, as well as the emergence of a diversity of energy supply sources worldwide, resulting in a sizable change of energy flows.


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