News Digest Item
06 Oct 2016

“Exxon energy prognosis; gas in the passing lane“

Handelsblatt / ExxonMobil

Oil and natural gas will continue to play a crucial role in Germany’s energy consumption in the coming decades, writes Regine Palm in Handelsblatt. The two fossil combustibles will contribute about 60 percent to the country’s energy mix in 2040, according to a prognosis by the German branch of US-oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil. While gas will replace oil as Germany’s number one overall energy source, oil will continue to be the most important source in the transport sector, the prognosis says. According to Exxon, “two-thirds of German passenger cars will run on petrol or diesel” in 2040. 

Read the prognosis in German here.

For background information read the CLEW-Dossier on The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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