ExxonMobil executive calls CO2 emissions a 'huge' issue

Worldwide carbon dioxide emissions growth is a "huge" issue for the energy industry as it works to fulfill a global energy demand that is expected to rise 40% by 2020, an ExxonMobil Corp. executive said."Oil and gas are going to continue to meet the world's energy demand certainly through 2020 and beyond," Randy L. Broiles, global planning manager for ExxonMobil Production Co., told a Houston conference Nov. 19 sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP, the US arm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.ExxonMobil expects the substantial increase in worldwide energy demand even though world energy efficiency is improving by only about 1%/year, he said.An escalating number of cars will contribute to glob...

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