Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Monday, September 27, from 8:30 – 9:30 am EDT for a virtual discussion on the role of oil and gas in a net-zero world. This event will launch the Global Energy Center’s new “Oil and Gas Net-Zero” project, which will build on its 2020 report The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition, and examine the technologies, policies, and business models that will define the role of oil and gas in a net-zero world.
As the world pursues decarbonization and emissions reduction technologies in the pursuit of net-zero, oil and gas will continue to play a role in the energy system. This only underscores that oil and gas must also be a part of a broader net-zero conversation, and the technologies and business models needed to decarbonize the industry should not be forgotten as policymakers aggressively pursue much-needed climate action. However, oil and gas both face challenges which the industry will need to navigate as a net-zero conversation continues to evolve.
Join H.E. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets; and Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum for a discussion on the state of the oil and gas industry’s movement towards net-zero, its geopolitical implications, and the greater role of oil and gas in a net-zero future.
Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.
Remarks and discussion with
H.E. Mohammad Barkindo
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy
RBC Capital Markets
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Director, Center for Energy Impact
Boston Consulting Group
Global Energy Forum Jan 9, 2020
The role of oil and gas companies in the energy transition
By Robert (“RJ”) Johnston, Reed Blakemore, and Randolph Bell
Many oil and gas companies have recognized the need to decarbonize the energy system to avoid the impacts of climate change. Initial industry efforts to play a role in the energy transition show sincerity and promise. Yet the urgent need for more oil and gas production for the foreseeable future suggests that a comprehensive framework for the oil and gas industry to support a low-carbon future while simultaneously ensuring the world has enough energy to meet development and economic growth goals has yet to be fully developed. What role can the oil and gas industry play lead the way to an energy-rich, globally prosperous, low-carbon future?
Report Jun 10, 2021
Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition
By Robert J. Johnston
A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.