Hundreds of protestors including climate activist Greta Thunberg have blocked access to the Energy Intelligence Forum amid demands for a halt to the financing of fossil fuels.
In late 2019 Gunvor Group, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, said it would make a clean break from the past by settling a long-running bribery case in Africa.
Demand in Europe and the US may have peaked already, the heads of three trading companies have said, but growth will be sustained by Asia.
Oil traders are gathering in London for what’s normally a week of lavish parties, dealmaking and market chatter. China’s coronavirus means this year’s events will be more subdued – and fewer in number – than usual. The talk will be about absent friends and uncertain demand.