Accenture has analyzed the actions to be taken within the six capital sectors that are not only most impacted by the Decarbonization Transition, but also critical in making it a reality. These sectors include: hydrocarbon extraction and refining; power generation; light-duty passenger vehicles; heavy-duty and commercial transportation (including heavy-duty road transportation, aviation and shipping); heavy industry (including cement, iron and steel, and chemicals); and commercial and residential buildings.
For each sector, we identified three key levers for emissions abatement and the corresponding implications and actions for the oil and gas industry. Greater emphasis has been placed on analyzing trends in the hydrocarbon extraction and refining, power and transportation sectors. Our focus on the hydrocarbon industry relates directly to the near-term actions that oil and gas companies will have to take. Meanwhile, our focus on power and transportation highlights why and how these sectors will have the greatest impact on oil and gas demand.