OPEC chief Mohammed Barkindo defends oil amid concerns over climate change and energy transition


OPEC chief Mohammed Barkindo defends oil amid concerns over climate change and energy transition

OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo defended the oil industry asserting the world needs to combat both climate change and energy poverty together. This comes amid strengthening of the global narrative over energy transition and emissions.

He was speaking at industry event India Energy Forum by CERAWeek earlier this week here.

Commenting upon the role of oil in the ongoing energy transition, Barkindo said: “This issue is currently dominating international discourse. The signs, facts and the data on which we in OPEC rely upon for decision-making do not support an energy transition where any source of energy will be excluded.

These facts and data do not also support a transition where any groups of people in this world will be left behind.” Read More

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