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Statoil's three scenarios for developments ahead of 2040

The major Norwegian energy group presents three scenarios for how developments - economically, politically and in regards to energy - could play out ahead of 2040. All of three possible outcomes are deemed realistic. One in particular seems very worrying.

Photo: Harald Pettersen - Statoil

2015 is in many ways a decisive year in terms of the potential economic development for the next 25 years, and the potential risks that could arise. And at the same time, this year could be a fitting landmark for energy consumption, the price of oil and the prospects for a global climate agreement as well as the conflicts that exist.

As such, Statoil's headquarters in Oslo is keeping a close eye on political developments, the points of contention and economic growth. Generally, everything that could have a significant impact on the production and the consumption of energy in the short and long terms.

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