WAES Cegal magazine 2024 events 2024 events DAN
Westwood: ~55% of oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption driven largely by countries without legally binding net zero commitments

Westwood: ~55% of oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption driven largely by countries without legally binding net zero commitments

 

New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), the specialist energy market research and consultancy firm, reveals that ~55% of global oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption (as of 2020) is driven by a handful of countries.

With the exception of Canada, the top oil and gas producers of US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran and the largest consumers including the US, China, Russia, India and Iran all lack legally binding net zero commitments. The analysis highlights the disparity between energy transition ambitions and the need for pledges and policies to turn into legal commitments that can have a meaningful impact. This is further underscored by the reality that the IPCC, BP and the IEA’s net zero outlooks require a ~60% reduction in oil and gas demand to reach net zero.

Arindam Das, Head of Commercial Advisory at Westwood comments: “Ahead of COP26, we’re potentially at an inflection point – how do nations address the energy trilemma at a global and national level? While Western Europe’s leadership on climate issues is hugely important in driving change, it is the direction of demand for fossil fuels in the Americas and Asia that really matter. There remains considerable uncertainty around the outcome of COP26 and the potential impact on the hydrocarbon industry & its prospects going forward.”

Find out more about Westwood’s energy transition insights and download its Q4 macro webinar here.

Read the latest issue of the OGV Energy magazine HERE.  

Published: 27-10-2021

OGV Energy will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

OGV Magazine 82 wellpro