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Chemicals demand - more than just fuel

One aspect of global oil and natural gas demand that is not always obvious is the link to the plastics and other petrochemicals that are integral to many of today’s manufactured products.



In recent years, many nations have begun to identify and address climate risks associated with rising GHG emissions. Since energy use is a significant contributor to GHG emissions, climate policies that target these emissions are likely to play a significant role in the world’s energy future by directly and indirectly affecting people’s...

Industrial energy demand by fuel


The industrial sector is a major consumer of energy, accounting for about half of all the electricity consumed around the world — and about 30 percent of primary energy use.

Power generation

Only a century ago, electricity was just emerging for general use. It’s remarkable, then, that power generation today is the world’s single-largest source of energy demand. Worldwide electricity use is projected to increase by 90 percent from 2010 to 2040, with developing countries accounting for the overwhelming majority of that...



Three significant drivers of global energy trends — increasing population, urbanization and rising living standards — are clearly evident in the residential and commercial sectors.

Energy demand

Learn more about energy demand from our experts in ExxonMobil strategic planning.

transit bus powered by liquefied natural gas

Natural gas as a transportation fuel

The rise in production of abundant natural gas in North America and other regions has led to heightened interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Light duty fleet by type


The "fleet" expands as many more people can afford cars. Light-duty vehicles — the cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that people use in their daily lives — represent one of the most visible demand sectors.