The 2018 Saving oil in a hurry publication provides a set of actionable recommendations for governments on how to effectively reduce oil demand in the event of an oil supply disruption. The study aims to include the latest developments using digital technologies. The demand restraint toolbox is structured around different categories of measures that countries can choose from to determine the most appropriate short-term measures to save oil rapidly when facing a crisis. In addition to the short-term benefits, the report explores briefly how demand restraint measures might be implemented in a mid- to long-term timeframe to encourage a low-carbon mobility strategy.
This publication intends to serve as a resource for IEA Member countries, Accession and Association countries, or any other country interested in designing and implementing measures to reduce oil demand in the short-term when confronted with sudden restrictions in oil supply. As the study has a global perspective, it is important for individual countries to conduct their own analyses, reflecting their specific priorities and circumstances; this report provides methodologies and data that can be useful in that context.