The transformation of the energy sector can happen without the oil and gas industry, but it would be more difficult and more expensive. Oil and gas companies need to clarify the implications of energy transitions for their operations and business models, and to explain the contributions that they can make to accelerate the pace of change. This process has started and company commitments to reduce emissions or emissions intensities are becoming increasingly common.
However, the industry can do much more to respond to the threat of climate change. Regardless of which pathway the world follows, climate impacts will become more visible and severe over the coming years, increasing the pressure on all elements of society to find solutions. These solutions cannot be found within today’s oil and gas paradigm.