FILE PHOTO: Fatih Birol, Govt Director of the Worldwide Power Company, speaks with the media through the Worldwide Power Discussion board (IEF) in New Delhi, India, April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf HussainReuters
KARUIZAWA, JAPAN (Reuters) – Assaults on two tankers within the Gulf of Oman threaten world power safety, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the Worldwide Power Company (IEA), mentioned on Friday.
Thursday’s tanker assaults stoked concern of lowered flows of crude on one of many world’s key transport routes, pushing up oil costs as a lot as four.5%.
“This is a major concern for global energy security, for global oil security and for global energy markets,” Birol instructed reporters.
“We are monitoring events very closely,” he added, saying the company stood able to act if and when vital.
Birol was talking on the launch of an IEA report on hydrogen in Karuizawa northwest of Tokyo, the place Group of 20 power and surroundings ministers are assembly this week within the run as much as a summit this month.
(Reporting by Reporting by Yuka Obayashi and Kevin; Writing by Aaron Sheldrick; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez)
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