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| 08 March, 2018

Demand for oil and gas will continue despite decarbonisation- Saudi energy minister

The world is moving to decarbonised energy but oil and gas will continue for as long as many of us will live, says Khalid Al-Falih

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a meeting of the 4th OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in St. Petersburg, Russia July 24, 2017.

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attends a meeting of the 4th OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in St. Petersburg, Russia July 24, 2017.

REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

LONDON- Demand for oil and gas will continue over the long term despite a shift towards sources of decarbonised energy, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Mining & Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih, said on Thursday.

"The world is moving to decarbonised energy but oil and gas will continue for as long as many of us will live," he told a conference in London. He said executives attending the event should "like it and accept it and work with it".

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