The world’s top commodity traders have forecast a return to $100/bbl oil, as investment in new supplies slows down before demand has peaked and before green alternatives can take up the slack.

Executives from Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura and Goldman Sachs said on June 15 that $100 crude was a real possibility, with prices already reaching their highest level in two years this week as Brent crude moved above $73/bbl.

The prediction comes at a time when concern about inflation is rising and many commodities, such as copper, have already reached record highs, boosted by supply shortfalls as the economic recovery gathers pace.

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