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Oil to hit $80 on largest ever demand jump – Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs expects global oil demand to realize the biggest jump ever over the next six months, the investment bank said on Wednesday, keeping its bullish forecasts for oil prices this summer.

Higher demand for travel and acceleration of vaccinations in Europe are set to result in “the biggest jump in oil demand ever, a 5.2 million barrels per day (bpd) rise over the next six months,” Reuters quoted Goldman Sachs as saying in a note to clients.

Goldman Sachs continues to see oil rising to $ 80 per barrel this summer and says that “The magnitude of the coming change in the volume of demand – a change which supply cannot match – must not be understated,” as carried by FXStreet.

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At the beginning of this month, Goldman also issued a bullish note, saying that it anticipated strong demand that would require OPEC+ putting another 2 million barrels per day (bpd) on the market in the third quarter, after the around 2 million bpd that the alliance and Saudi Arabia decided to return between May and July.

In early April, the investment bank expected excess oil inventories to normalize by the fall of 2021.

At the end of April, Goldman Sachs continues to forecast a large demand rebound this year, despite the soaring COVID cases in India, which have somewhat clouded the demand outlook.

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“Commodity markets have looked through the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in India,” Goldman Sachs said today.

At the beginning of March, the bank expected Brent Crude prices to hit $ 80 a barrel in the third quarter this year, up by $ 5 compared to the previous forecast issued two weeks earlier.

Even after the sell-off in oil in mid-March, Goldman said that the “big breather” was a buying opportunity for oil and continued to forecast Brent hitting $ 80 per barrel in the summer.

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Johnny Depp’s Transformation: See Photos Of The Actor From His Days On ’21 Jump Street’ To Now

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Take a look back at Johnny Depp’s incredible transformation over the years from ’21 Jump Street’ to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ to ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and beyond.

During his decades-long career, Johnny Depp, 57, has gone through quite a considerable change. Over the years, the actor morphed from a teen heartthrob, to leading man, and now appears to be keeping a low profile following allegations of abuse between him and his former wife, Amber Heard. Prior to his divisive star power, Johnny was a real teen star.

21 Jump Street & Early Career

Johnny in 21 Jump Street. Image: Everett Collection

Johnny initially became widely known to fans during his stint on the series 21 Jump Street from 1987-1990. His big break came the same year the series ended, when he earned the titular role in the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands. The creative pair would go on to work with one another for years, collaborating on movies like Ed WoodSleepy HollowCorpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the latter of which Johnny earned his third Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Johnny Gets Engaged To Winona Ryder 

Johnny & Winona. Image: Shutterstock

When it came to his highly-publicized personal life, Johnny was engaged to Edward Scissorhands co-star and fellow Oscar nominee Winona Ryder. He proposed to her in 1990, and got “Winona Forever” tattooed on his right arm, however their romance fizzled out. He went on to date British model Kate Moss from the early 90s until 1997.

Johnny has two kids with Vanessa Paradis

Johnny and Vanessa. Image: Shutterstock

In the late 90s, the actor started dating French singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he had two children — Lily-Rose Depp, 22, and John “Jack” Depp, 19. Johnny later explained that having kids gave him, “real foundation, a real strong place to stand in life, in work, in everything. … You cannot plan the kind of deep love that results in children. Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny. All the math finally worked.” Nevertheless, he and Vanessa called it quits in 2012.

A starring role in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Johnny in Pirates of the Caribbean. Image: Everett Collection

By the late 90s, Johnny was a household name and a bonafide star. Beyond his creative partnership with Tim Burton, he went on to star in films such as Finding NeverlandPublic EnemiesFear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, in which he’s played Captain Jack Sparrow in five films over ten years. Johnny took on another character in the realm of fantasy, playing Grindewald in the Fantastic Beasts films — prequels to the Harry Potter series and an extension of the popular franchise. Johnny resigned from the franchise, though, in November 2020 after losing a libel suit in the UK against a paper that called him a “wife beater.”

Johnny weds Amber Heard

Johnny & Amber. Image: Shutterstock

Johnny went on to marry actress Amber Heard in 2015. The pair first met on the set of the 2011 movie The Rum Diary and were married for just two years, with the Justice League actress filing for divorce in 2017. But that was just the beginning of what would become a years-long legal saga. Amber obtained a temporary restraining order against her ex in 2016, after alleging he had been physically and verbally abusive during their relationship. After their divorce was finalized, they issued a joint statement saying, their “relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.” In 2019, the actor sued Amber for defamation after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about leaving an abusive relationship. The case will go to trial in 2022.

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes have 'high-profile figures' wanting to jump ship

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“I think Hamilton has propped Mercedes up a bit in the first two races,” Webber told Marca. “The car is not easy, far from it, but Lewis has got the results and even leads the World Championship.

“But he has a tough rival in Verstappen. We are all fans of Max’s style, watching his racing is incredibly spectacular, which is exactly what we ask of an F1 driver.

“They are two gladiators and that’s what this sport needs, an intense rivalry… and there will come a peak moment when there will be fireworks between the two, I’m convinced.

“At the moment they get on well and have a lot of respect for each other, but during the season? Hamilton is a 12-round boxer, he will always be on the prowl and against him you have to be ready to take the fight.”

Russian Gymnastics queen Aleksandra Soldatova thrills with parachute jump

Former Russian rhythmic-gymnastics star Alexandra Soldatova has swapped her leotard for a skydiving outfit to undertake her first-ever parachute jump, plunging through the sky before telling her fans that she would “do it again”.

The four-time world champion made her daredevil maiden attempt at the exhilarating stunt in tandem with a skydiving instructor.

There are no words, just emotions,” she excitedly wrote in the caption to a series of pictures shared on social media.

I’m happy. I will definitely do it again, and not just once.”

The 22-year-old has been enjoying post-retirement life, trying out a number of new hobbies she hadn’t had time for during her demanding professional career.

Soldatova was widely regarded as one of the main contenders to fight for gold at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics before being forced to quit her sport last year following a long battle with bulimia.

In an interview, she said she had dreamed of resuming her sporting career, but health problems had prompted her to leave gymnastics without experiencing the Olympic Games, as her struggle with the eating disorder made a return to professional circuit impossible.

I had a tough choice placed before me: either sport or my health,” she said.

I wanted to return to sport and resume training, but my body said no.”

Along with trying out skydiving, Soldatova has been taking private lessons to brush up on her skating skills, and dreams of taking part in the popular skating show ‘Ice Age’, which is hosted by Olympic champion Alina Zagitova.

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Russia says LNG production capacity could jump THREEFOLD by 2035

Russia’s government approved on Monday the country’s long-term development program for liquefied natural gas (LNG), expecting production capacity to rise threefold from current levels to 140 million tons per year by 2035.

“The program is based on a comprehensive approach, aimed at diversification of gas supply sources and first of all at an active use of resources of the Arctic shelf and the Far East,” Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Monday, as carried by news agency TASS.

Russia is also targeting increased LNG exports, considering the expectations of sustained growth in LNG demand and trade globally, Mishustin said.

Global LNG demand is set to nearly double from 360 million tons last year to 700 million tons by 2040, thanks to continued solid demand from Asia and a rise in gas use for powering hard-to-electrify sectors, Shell, the biggest LNG trader, said in its annual LNG Outlook 2021 last month.
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Russia aims to seize part of that growing demand, and its energy strategy for LNG envisages a 20-percent market share on the global LNG market by 2035.

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak believes that Russia will see the most favorable environment for new LNG projects within the next five to 15 years, TASS quoted Novak as saying in comments on the LNG strategy. 

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According to Wood Mackenzie’s research director Giles Farrer, Russia’s Arctic LNG projects would have one of the lowest costs with low breakeven prices, alongside the massive new project that LNG export heavyweight Qatar has just announced.

“At a long-term breakeven price of just over $ 4 per million British thermal units, it’s right at the bottom of the global LNG cost curve, alongside Arctic Russian projects,” Farrer said, commenting on Qatar’s LNG expansion project, which is set to raise the Gulf country’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (mmtpa) now to 110 mmtpa by 2026.

This article was originally published on Oilprice.com

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