Oil and gas industry key to climate change solutions: OPEC Secretary-General Barkindo

He said that activists campaigning against the oil industry only make it more difficult for producers to provide billions of people with access to energy

Paris FRANCE  Acting OPEC secretary general Mohammed Barkindo talks 07 April 2006 during the 7th International Oil Summit in Paris   AFP PHOTO  FRANCOIS GUILLOT  Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOTAFPGetty Images
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Paris FRANCE Acting OPEC secretary general Mohammed Barkindo talks 07 April 2006 during the 7th International Oil Summit in Paris AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOTAFPGetty Images

The oil and gas industry is an instrumental part of the fight against climate change, Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary-General of OPEC, said. He noted that rather than fighting the use of oil and gas, the solution lies within adopting technologies to reduce its carbon footprint.

“We believe that oil and gas are part of the solutions to climate change and the solution lies in technology, appropriate policies and corporate decisions,” he said, according to Nigerian media.

“A combination of these solutions would go a long way in minimising the impact of climate change,” he continued, noting that activists against the industry make it more difficult for oil producers to provide access to energy to billions of people.

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