GECF launches Global Gas Outlook 2050

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the global platform of the leading gas producing countries, today publicly unveiled its annual GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 (Outlook), a comprehensive report on the status of natural gas up to 2050.

In the sixth edition, the Outlook finds that natural gas can become the fuel of choice in satisfying the growing world energy needs, addressing climate change and improving air quality. It predicts the share of natural gas in the energy mix will increase from 23% today to 27% by 2050.

A synopsis version of the GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 . An event video with key findings

In his overview of new-edition Outlook, HE Eng. Mohamed Hamel, Secretary General of the GECF, highlighted the continued prominence of natural gas in various energy outlooks and pathways.

HE Hamel said: “The GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 underscores that investment in natural gas is critical for the stability of global energy systems. It projects that by 2050, total upstream and midstream investments will reach a hefty US$ 8.7 trillion.”

“Environmental policies are a key driver of the projections contained in the Outlook. In this context, whilst upholding that natural gas is the cleanest of hydrocarbon fuels, the Outlook explores the state of technologies that will make it even cleaner.”

The Outlook is based on a proprietary GECF Global Gas Model.

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