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IEA The Future of Petrochemicals

Past Event

October 17, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Petrochemicals have created a wide range of modern products which have made themselves indispensable to society. The manufacture of those products absorbs an increasing proportion of the world’s oil and gas and the sector accounts for 11% of global final energy demand. This share is expected to increase in the future driven by the sector’s activity growth. Feedstock represents about half of the total energy inputs to the sector, almost 90% of which is oil and gas. Despite its size, the sector continues to take a back seat in the global energy debate. Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion with Peter Levi, Energy Analyst at IEA and the co-lead author of the upcoming IEA report titled The Future of Petrochemicals.  The study explores the role of the sector in today’s global energy system and how its significance for global energy security and the environment is set to increase on the basis of established trends. The report also draws a path to an alternative scenario consistent with different UN sustainable development goals and assesses the resulting upstream impacts on oil and natural gas demand. Katherine Spector, Research Scholar at CGEP, will moderate the discussion with Mr. Levi following the presentation.  Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at  A podcast of this event will be available about week after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jesse McCormick ([email protected]) For more information contact: [email protected]


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January 30, 2024 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm est

Student Roundtable and Lunch with Hendrik Gordenker

This roundtable is open only to currently enrolled Columbia University students.  Japan is a country with substantial energy demand but limited energy resources. After the March 2011 tsunami...

Event • CGEP Large Conference Room
1255 Amsterdam Ave Floor 1, New York, NY 10027
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Societal Costs of Oil and Gas Production

A legacy of costs from oil and gas production will remain long after achieving a net-zero future. The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University's School...

Event • Faculty House - Seminar Ballroom
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
Societal Costs of Oil and Gas Production
December 5, 2023 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm est

Artificial Intelligence for Energy: AI and the Oil and Gas Sector Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for this discussion series on how the application of Artificial...

Webinar • Zoom Webinar
Artificial Intelligence for Energy: AI and the Oil and Gas Sector
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