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Title: Coronavirus sparks record drop in energy investment: IEA
Source:Deccan Herald
Date:27 May 2020

The energy industry is set to suffer a record drop in investment due to the coronavirus fallout, the IEA said on 27 May 2020, and while renewables are likely to fare better than oil, any swift economic recovery could create a global fuel crunch. In its annual report on energy investments, the Paris-based International Energy Agency estimated the plunge will be of the order of one-fifth from 2019 levels, or almost $400 billion, as firms slash spending amid slumping demand for energy. Shale oil producers that catapulted the United States to the world's top crude nation stand to suffer the worst decline, the IEA said.

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