MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The global economy is powered by petroleum in cars and planes, power plants, plastics. The pandemic sent demand for fuel plummeting, and now some major energy groups say the decline will stick around into next year. In fact, NPR's Camila Domonoske reports the change might be permanent. CAMILA DOMONOSKE, BYLINE: The International Energy Agency issues a monthly report on the state of the oil market. Every decimal point is closely watched. Neil Atkinson is the head of the Oil Industry and Markets Division at the IEA. NEIL ATKINSON: We'd be agonizing about changing the growth up or down by 0.1 million barrels per day. DOMONOSKE: That was before the pandemic. In the report that came out this morning, the numbers are a lot bigger...
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