A who’s who of the global oil industry sketched out a persistent role for fossil fuels on Monday, blocks away from the UN where 66 nations pledged to reach “net zero” carbon emissions by the year 2050.

The meeting of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative highlighted the dilemma of addressing growing demand for energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the earth.

The group’s 13 members include Exxon Mobil, BP and Saudi Aramco, which collectively account for more than 30% of global oil and gas production.

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