Hess sees oil demand climbing to 100 million bpd by year end or early 2022: APPEC “While there’s still uncertainty in all of this, we really see demand reaching that 100 million barrels (per day), which is pre-COVID, probably by the end of the year, maybe into the first quarter, and then growing to 101 or 102 (million bpd) next year,” Hill said at the annual Platts APPEC 2021 conference.