Energy prices have been stable this year, but the ongoing Middle East turmoil could still cause disruptions. Learn how higher prices are going to affect your business and what you can do to combat this.
How do wars affect the energy market?
The World Bank is concerned about the impact of the ongoing turbulence in the Middle East on global trade. Their recent report on Commodity Markets highlights the concern.
The report states that the global economy is more equipped to deal with issues related to oil supply. However, it also highlights the potential risks associated with the Middle East conflict. Prior disruptions such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine compound global trade stability.
If the Middle East gets worse, commodity markets could change a lot, according to the report. This is similar to what happened during the Russian-Ukraine conflict last winter. During that time, oil prices reached a record high of $122 per barrel.
The World Bank expects oil prices to be around $90 per barrel this quarter. Next year, prices may become more unstable and drop to about $81 per barrel because of global economic slowdown.
However, should the Middle East conflict intensify, commodity prices may experience heightened volatility. The report examines various scenarios based on 1970s data, depending on the impact on global oil supplies.
A small disruption in global oil supply could cause oil prices to fluctuate. The disruption would result in a decrease of 500,000 to 2 million barrels per day. As a result, oil prices could range from $76.5 to $83.9 per barrel.
If oil supplies decrease by 3-5 million barrels per day, prices could fluctuate between $89.7 and $99.5 per barrel. Observers witnessed this during the Iraq war in 2003.
In a "large disruption" scenario, akin to the situation during the Arab oil embargo in 1973, a reduction of six to eight million barrels per day would result in extreme price volatility, surging between $115 and $129.2 per barrel.
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