#IGCommodityChat: The Murky Future of Oil

  • IG presents the next instalment of ‘IG Commodity Chat’ – a series of live discussions focused on commodity markets
  • Our second chat will look at possible trends in the oil market
  • Presenter Sara Walker will be joined by industry advisor Malcolm Graham-Wood and IHS Markit’s director of oil, Spencer Welch
  • Watch live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at 1pm (UK time) on Thursday 29 November
  • Viewers can submit questions for the Q&A using #IGCommodityChat on social media

A land based oil pump

The future of the oil market has increasingly been called into question as a variety of factors continue to impact global supply and demand, including US sanctions against Iran and the negotiations between OPEC and non-OPEC nations.

However, the largest driving force of change is the rise of renewable energies. The growth of investment in alternative energies has started to cause oil companies to reconsider their role in the future of energy production, and we are already seeing adjustments to supply and demand forecasts.

With so many questions about the future of oil, trading provider IG is taking a look at what trends we might start seeing in the oil market. The firm’s presenter Sara Walker will be speaking to industry experts Malcolm Graham-Wood and Spencer Welch to discuss a range of topics including:

  • How the agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC countries will influence oil supply
  • The effect of political sanctions on oil producing countries
  • How the emergence of alternative energy sources has impacted the oil market
  • How the flotation of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) will affect the oil market

There will be a live Q&A during the session, so viewers can put forward any topics they’d like Malcolm and Spencer to discuss, or any questions they want answered. They can post questions to the #IGCommodityChat Community page, or by using #IGCommodityChat on Twitter or Facebook.

A commodity trading screen

To watch the live video stream, tune in at 1pm (UK time) on Thursday 29 November via IG’s trading platform, or the company’s YouTube, Facebook or Twitter pages. For more information, please contact Irene Castaneda (irene.castaneda@ig.com).

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