Halliburton says the world is entering a period of oil scarcity

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Halliburton's president and CEO Jeff Miller, tours the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

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DENVER, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Oilfield services firm Halliburton (HAL.N) on Monday said the world was headed for a period of oil scarcity following years of underinvestment in fossil fuel development.

"I think that for the first time, in a long time, we will see a buyer looking for a barrel of oil, as opposed to a barrel of oil looking for a buyer," Halliburton Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller said at an oil and gas conference in Houston.

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Reporting by Liz Hampton in Denver

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