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India Indicates Rising Oil Prices Will Hasten Transition To Clean Fuels

India Indicates Rising Oil Prices Will Hasten Transition To Clean Fuels

India has been in search of cheap pricing of oil with OPEC

India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer and shopper, signalled on Tuesday {that a} spike in oil costs would velocity up the transition to various power sources.

India has been on the forefront of efforts to induce the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to make sure “responsible pricing” of oil that fits each producer and shoppers.

“Last week, crude oil prices inched upwards to seven-week highs. The cost of crude oil has considerable impact on the pace of energy transition pathways,” Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on the launch of OPEC’s World Oil Outlook.

“It is in the collective global interest that energy transition should be orderly.”

With oil demand recovering, OPEC and its allies reminiscent of Russia – a grouping often called OPEC+ – are unwinding report provide cuts made final 12 months. But there are indicators some OPEC+ producers are unable to pump extra due partially to an absence of funding, and that has boosted costs.

Oil markets climbed for a sixth day on Tuesday. Brent crude futures gained 72 cents to $80.25 a barrel at 1353 GMT, after reaching their highest stage since October 2018 at $80.75.

Mr Puri additionally stated India, a serious driver of oil demand progress, imports about 80 per cent of its oil wants and desires stronger relations with OPEC.

India shipped in 71 per cent of its oil wants from OPEC nations within the final fiscal 12 months to March 31, 2021, he stated.

The minister stated that OPEC performed a serious function in “shaping oil prices and availability”.

“India, with a huge energy market, has a vital interest in this regard and we look forward to OPEC’s leadership in ensuring this,” he stated.

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