The International Energy Agency (IEA) called on Friday for the reduction of speed limits on motorways and the promotion of teleworking three days a week whenever possible to save oil and avoid problems of electricity. supply.
In a decalogue of measures to reduce oil consumption due to the crisis generated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine published this Friday, the IEA calls for a reduction in the speed limit on motorways of at least 10 kilometers per hour and the promotion of teleworking three days a week whenever possible to save oil and avoid supply problems due to the shock of d ‘supply.
The IEA calculates that if these measures are implemented in developed countries within four months, there will be savings equivalent to 2.7 million barrels per day.
Other oil-saving tips from the organization include declaring car-free days on Sundays in cities, making public transport cheaper, encouraging people to walk or cycle, and establishing a alternative car traffic on roads in urban areas. .
Increase car-sharing practices, promote more efficient driving for truckers or delivery drivers, increase the use of high-speed and night trains instead of cars, ban air travel where alternatives exist, and speed up fleet renewal for electric or more efficient vehicles are other advice from the IEA.
The agency’s executive director, Fatih Birol, warned in a statement that, in the face of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, “the world could face its biggest oil supply shock in decades. , with enormous implications for economies and societies”.
Hence the logic of this shock plan, which comes on top of the decision taken by the Member States at the beginning of the month to release 62.7 million barrels from their strategic reserves to ease tensions on the markets.