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Up close: The role of natural gas

One of the greatest opportunities for society to reduce GHG emissions is through the use of natural gas in power generation. Natural gas is a flexible, abundant and low-emissions fuel that is available across the globe. On a life-cycle basis, from extraction through electricity consumption, using natural gas emits 50 percent fewer GHG emissions than coal. It is also the ideal partner for intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, as it can provide power when these renewable sources are not available. As the world moves toward a lower carbon-intensive energy mix over the coming decades, natural gas will be one of the most important fuels to enable reductions in GHG emissions.

Since our merger with XTO Energy in 2010, ExxonMobil has been one of the largest natural gas producers in the world. Coupled with our leadership in the development and production of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ExxonMobil is well-positioned to meet growing demand for this clean energy source.

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