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OPEC Sec Gen Accused IEA of Vilifying Oil and Gas Sector


OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais on Monday accused the IEA of “vilifying” the oil in gas sector, following the IEA’s statement last week that said the fossil fuel industry was facing a "moment of truth" where producers had to choose between deepening the climate crisis or shifting to clean energy according to Reuters.

  • "This presents an extremely narrow framing of challenges before us, and perhaps expediently plays down such issues as energy security, energy access and energy affordability," Al Ghais said in a statement.
  • "It also unjustly vilifies the industry as being behind the climate crisis," he added.
  • This marks one of many clashes between the producer group and the agency in recent years.

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