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The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s long-term global view of energy demand and supply. Its findings help guide ExxonMobil's long-term investments, and we share the Outlook to help promote better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy future. Updated each year, this edition covers the period to 2040.


The Outlook for Energy is our long-term global view of energy demand and supply.


By 2040, world population is expected to reach 9.1 billion, up from 7.3 billion today.

Lowering emissions

The challenge of providing the energy supplies that power the global economy is coupled with the need to do so in ways that reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risk of climate change.


The global energy supply mix will shift over the next two-and-a-half decades.

Energy matters

With more people using energy to improve their lives, we estimate that global energy demand will be 25 percent higher in 2040 than it was in 2014.