Latin America: Report analyses the role of state oil companies in strategies to combat climate change
Author: The Dialogue; Inter-American Development Bank, Published on: 10 June 2020
"Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition", 2nd June 2020
...Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank. Yet, progress in producing lower carbon energy sources for consumers has been sluggish, no Latin American NOC has committed to net zero emissions, and for some companies emissions are on the rise, the report finds.
Oil and gas companies can play an important role in addressing the global threat of climate change. The majority of the world’s oil production and reserves lies in the hands of state-controlled entities, meaning NOCs play a crucial role in reducing emissions.
In Latin America—one of the world’s top oil producing regions—NOCs are central to their respective industries and make an important economic contribution in every major oil-producing country. This report examines the emissions mitigation strategies and drivers for five major NOCs in Latin America (Petrobras, Pemex, Ecopetrol, YPF, and Petroamazonas)...