Interview: Oil sector claims key to zero-emissions engines

Petroleum refiners made the bold claim this week that by mid-century they could abandon fossil fuels and switch entirely to the production of low-carbon liquid fuels. There is no need to replace all the cars on Europe's roads with electric vehicles. In fact, they argue, an internal combustion engine model should be treated as no less 'green' than an electric vehicle as the ratio of climate-neutral fuel in its tank increases.

by Robert Hodgson
Fuel: petroleum refiners have chosen to target road transport for low-carbon liquid fuels (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Fuel: petroleum refiners have chosen to target road transport for low-carbon liquid fuels (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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