The Strategist

Ernst & Young: Oil prices will rise to $150 due to war in the Middle East

11/03/2023 - 05:30

The world economy will suffer $2 trillion in losses as a result of the unfolding conflict between Israel and the Palestinian movement, according to Gregory Daco, chief economist at EY-Parthenon, a division of the British firm Ernst & Young, speaking to the New York Times.

He forecasted that the average price of a barrel of oil may increase to $150.

The publication's other interlocutors, Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy director Jason Bordoff and World Bank top economist Indermit Gill, share this view.

Mr. Gill claims that the Middle East crisis and Russia's military actions in Ukraine are to blame for the world being in "one of the most unstable stages of economic development" at the moment.

According to Jason Bordoff, a prolonged cutback in the world's oil supply as a result of armed conflicts may cause both inflation and economic growth to accelerate at the same time. "This is a very unstable, uncertain and frightening situation," he stated.