Oil sector needs investments worth $12tr in coming years, says OPEC chief

Publish: 8:47 PM, August 7, 2022 | Update: 8:47:PM, August 7, 2022

RIYADH: The oil sector needs $12 trillion worth of investments in the years up to 2045, the secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries told CNBC Arabia.
It is “a huge and staggering number,” Haitham Al-Ghais added.
Al-Ghais noted that oil investments have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. He said it is difficult to forecast oil markets due to the current global economic conditions.
“Sharp fluctuations make it difficult for anyone to predict a deficit or surplus in production for this year,” he explained. The official said: “It’s too early to say we’re in a recession.”
The organization wants more investments in the energy exploration sector, he said.