The Oil-Climate Index has been updated. A useful tool for beginning exploration and framing questions. from the about:
The Oil-Climate Index (OCI) was developed to alert public and private stakeholders to the full array of oils’ climate impacts from various perspectives, with an eye toward informing investment, development, operations, and governance of the oil supply chain. The index provides new knowledge that these stakeholders can take into account to make more informed, strategic, and durable decisions about oil development, operations, and infrastructure planning. For instance, it can be used to analyze public policies to reduce oils’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The OCI is an analytic tool that estimates and compares the total life-cycle GHG emissions of individual oils—from upstream extraction to midstream refining to downstream end use. It also highlights variations in the GHG emissions profiles of different oils in different stages of the supply chain. Oils that are in production as well as prospective resources can be modeled. As the characteristics of oil changes, the OCI enables stakeholders to compare diversifying oils’ GHG footprints and to plan ahead to mitigate the climate impacts of tomorrow’s oils.