Highlights Industrial demand to drive global increase But warns of continued impact of pandemic European gas demand set to rise by 3% in 2021 London — Global gas demand is expected to increase by 3.2% year on year in 2021, enough to more than offset the lost consumption in 2020, the International Energy Agency said in its latest quarterly market report published April 15. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gas demand fell by 1.9% — or some 75 Bcm — in 2020, but recovery is expected this year, driven by demand in the industrial sector. “We expect globally to see a rebound, sufficient in our view not only to offset last year but also show some growth compared with 2019,” IEA senior analyst Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil said during a webinar presenting the report. However, he said, the forecast demand growth was “highly fragile” […]