Why OPEC Is Increasingly Frustrated With The IEA

OPEC warned the International Energy Agency (IEA) last week that it should be “very careful” about discouraging oil investments. This comes following reports the previous month about the severe underinvestment in oil and gas, as demand for fossil fuels remains high. While organizations such as the IEA and IRENA are calling on companies to shift their funding away from oil and gas to renewable alternatives, to accelerate the green transition, many energy experts are concerned about the lack of funding for fossil fuels, which will still be needed to bridge the gap to green energy security. 

OPEC Bites Back At IEA Over Production Cut Warning

In response to the IEA’s warning made on Wednesday that OPEC should be careful not to cut too much production lest they jack up prices too high, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) issued a warning of its own to the IEA: your calls to stop investing in oil and gas is what could lead to future price volatility, OPEC said in a Thursday statement.