Halfway through 2024, and the divergence between major forecasters on this year’s oil demand growth is wider than ever. With the IEA cutting its expectations for demand growth this year by 100,000 b/d to 960,000 b/d in its latest monthly report, its 2024 growth projection is now a massive 1.29mn b/d below Opec’s bullish 2.25mn b/d figure (see tables).