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The Outlook for Energy is our long-term global view of energy demand and supply. Its findings help guide our long-term investments, and we share The Outlook to help promote better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy future.

Introduction

The Outlook for Energy is our long-term global view of energy demand and supply.

Fundamentals

Through 2040, we see China, India and other non-OECD countries – home to seven-eighths of the world’s population – needing much more energy to fuel economic development and rising living standards.

Meeting growing demand

Our outlook for energy demand projects how much and what forms of energy are likely to be needed in countries around the world for transportation, residential/commercial use, industrial processes and electricity generation.

Lowering emissions

Today, as always, a key element of continuing to advance human progress is managing the environmental impact of that progress.

Supply

Oil remains the world's top energy source, essential for transportation and chemical production.

Energy

With more people using energy to improve their lives, we estimate that global energy demand will be about 25 percent higher in 2040 than it was in 2015.

Videos

Learn more about the Energy Outlook from our experts in ExxonMobil strategic planning.

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