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The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil's annual long-term forecast for global energy supply and demand. The findings it contains serve as a guide for ExxonMobil's future investments. We share the Outlook with the public to help promote a better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy needs.


How much energy will the world need in 2040 and thereafter? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors such as world population growth, demographic changes and economic development.

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PDF versions of the Outlook for Energy, data tables, press releases and presentation material are available for download.