• 4 minutes Energy Armageddon
  • 6 minutes "How to Calculate Your Individual ESG Score to ensure that your Digital ID 'benefits' and money are accessible"
  • 12 minutes "Europe’s Energy Crisis Has Ended Its Era Of Abundance" by Irina Slav
  • 4 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 4 hours Is Europe heading for winter of discontent with extensive gas shortages?
  • 2 days "False Flag Planted In Nord Stream Pipeline, GFANZ, Gore, Carney, Net Zero, U.S. Banks, Fake Meat, and more" - NEWS in 28 minutes
  • 4 days ""Green" Energy Is a Scam. It Isn't MEANT to Work." - By James Corbett of The Corbett Report
  • 2 days Wind droughts
  • 8 hours "Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Grinding Toward Summer Highs Despite Huge Short Interest" by James Hyerczyk & REUTERS on NatGas
  • 10 days Kazakhstan Is Defying Russia and Has the Support of China. China is Using Russia's Weakness to Expand Its Own Influence.
  • 2 days Australian power prices go insane
  • 5 days Xi Is Set To Be Re-Elected As China’s Leader
  • 12 hours "Dodgy Demand Data? The Oil Price Collapse Conspiracy" by Alex Kimani
  • 2 days Europeans and Americans are beginning to see the results of depending on renewables.
  • 4 days 87,000 new IRS agents, higher taxes, and a massive green energy slush fund... "Here Are The Winners And Losers In The 'Inflation Reduction Act'"-ZeroHedge
  • 1 day Oil Stocks, Market Direction, Bitcoin, Minerals, Gold, Silver - Technical Trading <--- Chris Vermeulen & Gareth Soloway weigh in
Ross McCracken

Ross McCracken

Ross is an energy analyst, writer and consultant who was previously the Managing Editor of Platts Energy Economist

More Info

LNG: A Growing Factor In Oil Demand Destruction

The global population of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) is expected to reach 8.5 million by the end of 2019, according to EV Volumes, with an addition of 3.1 million passenger and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) this year, an increase of 57%.

This is a slower pace of growth than the 64% seen in 2017, reflecting an overall weaker Chinese car market, where sales of passenger cars have declined for 10 months in a row, although PHEVs continue to outperform. PHEVs made up 4.3% of all new passenger car and LCV sales in China last year and the China Passenger Car Association forecasts sales of 1.7 million units this year.

Heavy-duty EVs

EV Volumes put the number of medium and heavy-duty EVs (HDEVs) on the world’s roads in 2018 at 600,000, an increase of 120,000 from 2017. They expect the fleet to grow by 140,000 over 2019 to 740,000. Most of these vehicles are urban and suburban buses, with the remainder being mainly garbage trucks, road sweepers and other municipal vehicles.

In terms of displaced oil demand, HDEVs remain more significant than LDEVs because they are used much more intensively and replace vehicles with much lower fuel efficiency, but this looks set to change.

At end-2018, global EV oil demand displacement was about 272,000 b/d, of which about 60% could be attributed to HDEVs. The growth pattern for HDEVs shows a sharper decline than LDVs from a very short exponential period above 200% in 2016 to 55% in 2017, 25% in 2018 and…




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News