Recent increases in oil prices are cause for concern, IEA Executive Director tells IEF

14 March 2012

Ms. Van der Hoeven noted that just as the world was beginning to pull out of the 2008/9 recession, pressures deriving from higher crude prices have re-emerged. She added that it is not simply a case of richer countries grumbling about high oil prices as emerging markets are also vulnerable.

“We should all be worried about recent increases in prices,” Ms van der Hoeven said.

Read the full speech here