Currently, in the world of oil, there are certain companies that have left their mark for future generations, but as hard as they try none of them, has been able to compare to Shell or Exxon, because they have been the most recognized worldwide and seen as pioneers. This brings consequences though, and it is the indiscriminate use of fossil fuels that harm the environment.
What Does the Media Say?
A Dutch advertising newspaper has condemned Shell and Exxon on Tuesday on their claim that natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel available today, a statement that was published in an ad.
But unfortunately for these companies, it is the second time the Dutch Advertising Standards Council has fought the fuel industry, after it also slapped Statoil for saying that gas is a low-emission fuel in all others scenarios.
What Do the Experts Say?
According to experts in the field, they say that this is a clear decision of the board of Advertising standards, as we often see how oil companies deceive people with false news. They also say that companies want to make the world believe that gas is clean, but the reality is that to prevent the climate change that would do so much damage to us every year, we would need to put aside our dependence on all fossil fuels, including gas.
What Does the Government Say?
As you can see on a daily basis, the issue is very debatable for many media outlets and in addition, a proposal is being made in Trump’s administration that gas is described as a “clean technology” at a G20 summit in July, something that many people find catastrophic.
Finally, the United States made its position clear after they read their final statement, inserting text in the document saying that they would help certain countries to access and use fossil fuels more efficiently and cleanly.
Still, many legislators today believe that gas is a bridge for a future with renewable energies, although it has also been described on several occasions as a low-carbon energy source, which means that there are about 100 million dollars available for research on that basis.
Natural gas emits about half as much carbon dioxide as coal when it burns, but in reality, this is still far greater than that of other renewable energies.
What Does Biology Say?
But the picture is less clear when it also includes methane, which according to statistics from a recent study revealed that it was emitted by gas plants at levels up to 120 times higher than those reported to US regulators.
As per the decision of the majority of the Dutch Advertising Code Authority, they decreed that to say that it is the cleanest fossil fuel in the world does not conform to the laws corresponding to the code established by the law of publicity.
Finally, we must see all the positions about this situation and draw a concrete conclusion. Millions of people are in favor of one thing and millions are in favor of others, we have to reach an agreement among citizens around the world to get a situation like this resolved and reach consensus.