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A 10 Point Plan to Cut Oil Use

A 10-Point Plan to Cut Oil Use

Emergency measures can quickly cut global oil demand by 2.7 million barrels a day, reducing the risk of a damaging supply crunch.

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine resulting in lower supplies to oil markets ahead of peak demand season, IEA 10-Point Plan proposes actions to ease strains and price pain.

The 10 key actions

  • Reduce speed limits on highways by at least 10 km/h (6 miles)
  • Work from home up to 3 days a week where possible
  • Car-free Sundays in cities
  • Make the use of public transport cheaper and incentivise micromobility, walking and cycling
  • Alternate private car access roads in large cities
  • Increase car sharing and adopt practises to reduce fuel use
  • Promote efficient driving for freight trucks and delivery of goods
  • Using high-speed and night trains instead of planes where possible
  • Avoid business air travel where alternative options exist
  • Reinforce the adoption of electric and more efficient vehicles