An employee holds a gas pump at a petrol station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 8, 2016. ( Image credit: Reuters )

Oil demand won't peak before 2040, despite Paris deal: IEA

While demand for oil to power passenger cars, may drop, other sectors seen offsetting this fall

London: The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into force.

The Paris accord to cut harmful emissions seeks to wean the world economy off fossil fuels in the second half of the century in an effort to limit the rise in average world temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times.

But while demand for oil to power passenger cars, for example, may drop, other sectors may offset this fall.

"The difficulty of finding alternatives to oil in road freight, aviation and petrochemicals means that, up to 2040, the growth in these three sectors alone is greater than...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com