Oil and Gas Investor Op-ed: $375 a Barrel

Net-zero emissions by 2050. Is it possible? Oil and Gas Investor Editor-at-Large Nissa Darbonne explores what it will take and what that could mean for the industry.

(Source: Biogas plant in Germany by Shutterstock.com)

[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the January 2022 issue of Oil and Gas Investor magazine.]

Spoiler: It’s the spot price for biofuel. A forum hosted by Denver-based law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs in November included a panel on the energy transition outlook.

The question posed by Mave Gasaway, a partner: “Net-zero emissions by 2050. Is it possible?”

Jack Collins, president of BPX Energy, the U.S. onshore business of BP Plc, said, “I’m optimistic. I believe in human ingenuity, believe in technology and advancement, and really, truly believe it is a necessity.

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Nissa Darbonne

Nissa Darbonne is author of The American Shales and has been a journalist since 1984, beginning in the oil and gas fields of South Louisiana. She writes for Oil and Gas Investor and is actively involved in Hart's conference agendas.