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Explore the Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s global view of energy demand and supply through 2040. We use the data and findings to help guide our long-term investments. It also highlights the dual challenge of ensuring the world has access to affordable and reliable energy supplies while reducing emissions to address the risk of climate change. We share the Outlook with the public to help promote a better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy needs.

Outlook for Energy: Journey to 2040

Each year, ExxonMobil analyzes and updates its long-term view on energy supply and demand. Here are seven highlights from the 2017 Outlook for Energy.

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The transportation outlook to 2040

As economies grow, energy demand will increase. This means more travel and commerical shipping. Meeting the energy needs of the growing middle class will require a mix of innovation and diversification.

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Meet an energy power player: Natural gas

The benefits of this cleaner-burning fuel and its role in the 2040 energy supply.

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Technology takes on CO2

How innovations in technology, energy production and usage will reduce CO2 emissions per capita by 2040.

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Why the world needs more watts

Shining light on the factors that drive electricity demand and the fuels that satisfy it.

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Keeping pace with people and products

Rising prosperity and a global demand for essential products, many of which will be made from oil and natural gas, will fuel an increase in energy demand for chemical manufacturing by 2040.

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