Global oil glut will last well into next year

Two of the world’s leading oil bodies have warned that the global glut of crude will last well into next year. The International Energy Agency has attributed the surplus to weak demand coupled with ballooning inventories and rising supply. Meanwhile, the Organization of the Petroleum-exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted a larger excess in 2017 due to new fields in non-member countries and the unexpected resilience of American shale drillers.

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