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Petroleum Review April 2020

The global energy system and the energy professionals that keep it running are playing a crucial role in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining the vital energy supply network on which most of us, including our hospitals and key workers, rely. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the virus and we hope that our readers remain safe and well. 

This month we place our regional spotlight on Africa, highlighting the need for a progressive multi-tier energy transition that balances different types of both fossil and renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, looking at emissions, Liebreich Associates’ Michael Liebreich presents his personal view that ‘peak emissions are closer than you think’. Despite believing global emissions won’t fall far enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, he sees reason for optimism. 

The magazine provides an overview of the fuel retail sector, where forecourt operators across the globe are developing new fuelling options and non-fuel offerings and digital services to meet changing market demands and consumer needs. We also take a look at prospects for hydrogen in the transport sector, which, although it offers a range of benefits, remains a costly solution at present.

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