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Virus Blows Oil Tanker Markets Off Course, and a BBC Appearance

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Virus Blows Oil Tanker Markets Off Course, and a BBC Appearance

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Virus Blows Oil Tanker Markets Off Course
I’ve been reviewing the oil tanker market. There were some signs of a recovery in freight markets in October but the bloom faded in November, for which blame the Omicron variant. But how long will the markets be blown off course?  Some key factors in the coming months suggest we should not hold our breath for a rapid recovery. 

It doesn’t look very encouraging for the tanker markets, frankly, at least until after Chinese New Year in 2022. If and when the race between vaccines and mutations starts to be won by vaccines, oil and tanker markets may be able to rally. But by then even more of us will be driving electric cars and eschewing business travel in favour of online meetings, depressing any recovery in liquid hydrocarbon fuel demand. Happy Christmas!

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On your radio

Mark Williams spells out a scenario of a shipping industry decarbonising by default – by doing less shipping – in a world of lower growth and deglobalisation. Listen to the full story on Friday 10 December at 1100 GMT on BBC Radio 4 – available in most countries via the BBC Sounds website. 

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