Role of oil in the energy transition

Dr. Jorge León, Oil Strategies, BP

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Speaker’s Biography

Dr. Jorge León is a highly qualified energy economist with more than 10 years’ experience in the energy industry. Currently he works at BP’s Group Economics team leading the analysis of oil and natural gas supply. Previously, he worked for 5 years at the Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) where he was the main author of OPEC's flagship publication, the World Oil Outlook. He also led OPEC’s different work streams with the IMF, G20, World Bank, United States, India, Russia and China and was the chairman of OPEC's Academic Committee. Dr. León holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Navarra.

Need to know

We operate in 70 countries worldwide. We find and produce oil and gas on land and offshore. We move energy around the globe. We manufacture and market fuels and raw materials used in thousands of everyday products, from mobile phones to food packaging.

The energy we produce serves to power economic growth and lift people out of poverty. The way heat, light and mobility are delivered is changing. We aim to anchor our business in these changing patterns of demand, rather than in the quest for supply. We have a real contribution to make to the world’s ambition of a low carbon future