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Oil majors say fossil fuels still needed in US committee hearing

ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP executives support Paris Agreement but say fossil fuels will be required for some time

The CEOs of four oil and gas majors admitted that climate change represents an existential threat to the planet in a landmark hearing in the US Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday. Darren Woods, CEO of ExxonMobil; Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron; David Lawler, CEO of BP America; Gretchen Watkins, president of Shell Oil; Mike Sommers, president of trade association the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Suzanne Clark, president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce were all questioned by the committee on their positions on climate change. All four oil company executives admitted that climate change was real and needed addressing. But they insist that fossil fuels had played a ke



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