Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Source BBC, Fair Use, Low Resolution Image to Identify the Subject.

COP28 Boss is Presiding Over a Massive Gas Production Expansion

Essay by Eric Worrall

Perhaps COP28 boss and national oil chief Sultan Al Jaber sees the climate conference as a marketing opportunity for his nation’s fossil fuel products?

Revealed: UAE plans huge oil and gas expansion as it hosts UN climate summit

Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarringtonTue 4 Apr 2023 19.00 AEST

Exclusive: UAE’s fossil fuel boss will be the president of Cop28, making a mockery of the summit, say campaigners

The United Arab Emirates, which is hosting this year’s UN climate summit, has the third biggest net zero-busting plans for oil and gas expansion in the world, the Guardian can reveal. Its plans are surpassed only by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The CEO of the UAE’s national oil company, Adnoc, has been controversially appointed president of the UN’s Cop28 summit in December, which is seen as crucial with time running out to end the climate crisis. But Sultan Al Jaber is overseeing expansion to produce oil and gas equivalent to 7.5bn barrels of oil, according to new data, 90% of which would have to remain in the ground to meet the net zero scenario set out by the International Energy Agency.

Adnoc is the world’s 11th biggest oil and gas producer and delivered more than a billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) in 2021. However, the company has big short-term expansion plans, the new analysis shows, with plans to add 7.6 BBOE to its production portfolio in the coming years – the fifth largest increase in the world.

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Could the upcoming COP28 conference possibly get any funnier? Will delegates be handed a petroleum product price list and a phone number on arrival, so they can place their orders before joining the party?

And it will be a spectacular party. The UAE might be a union of strict Islamic emirates, but the emirates also respect and abide by Islamic traditions of hospitality. Alcohol is only forbidden for Muslims, except in really strict emirates like Sharjah. If their COP28 guests want alcohol and a bit of fun, the Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates at least will do their best to accommodate them.

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April 4, 2023 2:45 pm

So the Sultan intends joining the happy-little band of Green hypocrites? Maybe he has realised that there is no Climate Crisis, and merely wishes to take advantage of Western Countries’ idiocy! Sensible man!

Reply to  mikelowe2013
April 4, 2023 3:19 pm

Good for him, I bet.

David Dibbell
April 4, 2023 2:48 pm

“UAE’s fossil fuel boss will be the president of Cop28, making a mockery of the summit, say campaigners”

Perfect! Although it remains to be seen whether anything can really surpass the previous COP’s and the silly boiling oceans and Hiroshima bombs from Al Gore at Davos.

Gary Pearse
April 4, 2023 2:53 pm

Reality staring the climate pixies in the face. Even EU and Britain are beginning to understand that life-saving fossil fuels are the key to saving lives and their economies. Hungry for them, their heads rushed around the world in a frenzy grasping for every cubic foot and gallon they could find at sky-rocketing prices.

Like the Nile crocodile, while conservation scientists are saving them, pea-brain crocks are trying to snap their asses off.

Philip Mulholland
April 4, 2023 2:56 pm

Fox in charge of the Hen Coop?

Ron Long
April 4, 2023 3:34 pm

Of course the Sultans will allow “..alcohol and a bit of fun…”, why else would people attend the CO Parties? The CAGW Loonie theme is a giant scam, all the way down.

Clarky of Oz
April 4, 2023 5:04 pm

The UN being hypocritical again , surely not!

April 4, 2023 9:34 pm

The COP meetings are a waste of time and money they need to end. The whole purpose of the COP has been proven unnecessary. Stop the madness.

Reply to  Bob
April 6, 2023 6:52 am

The purpose of the COP meetings is the reason for existence of the United Nations. Since the USSR self destructed, the UN has had no reason to exist for the last 30 years. Global warming is all they have. Of course it’s a waste of time. But the UN has never been anything other than a waste of time. The only demonstrated achievement of COP is destruction of World Heritage sites (Peru 2014), or visiting exotic party towns on the taxpayer’s dime, (Bali 2007) or (Sharm El-Shaikh 2022).

April 4, 2023 11:52 pm

Al Jaberwocky sounds about right

April 5, 2023 12:41 am

Hilarious ….at least the IPCC haven’t lost their sense of ironic humour (or is satire – I often get those confused)!

April 5, 2023 1:30 am

America’s homemade inflation and banking crisis is killing renewables. Together with that other colossal own goal, the Ukraine war. Renewable expansion was predicated on cheap money with near zero interest rates. That’s gone for the foreseeable future, and so has the renewable pipe dream.

The sweetest irony is that it is now only China that can afford to continue expanding renewables – and they are doing so more than the west. LOL! Aren’t China supposed to be the bad guys? The yellow peril?

Rod Evans
April 5, 2023 2:44 am

It just gets funnier and funnier. The leader of an oil based state in the main oil producing region of the world, is to preside over a conference of 30+thousand delegates demanding the cessation and end of all oil based products, starting with vehicles.
In other news, since the CO2 scare became a ‘thing’ back at the end of the 1980s, the list of negative impacts from increasing atmospheric CO2 grows ever longer.
The funny thing about the list is, everything on it has not suffered over the past thirty years as CO2 has increased to 418 PPM today. At the point when Hansen raised the CO2 scare it was sub 380 PPM.
Islands would disappear under the rising seas. they have increased in area not shrunk
Polar Bears would go extinct from loss of ice, they have thrived and are at modern record.
Snow would become a rare event, it has actually been at record levels and increasing.
Hurricanes would increase in force and number, they have decreased in both measures.
Deserts will expand, the greening of the planet continues, deserts are shrinking.
On that last point, Saudi Arabia is now a food exporting nation, including wheat!
The charlatans that make up the Climate Alarmist movement have no credibility nor science to back up their nonsense projections.
In line with IPCC ideology, I quite expect the UN to declare Vlad the invader to be appointed its new Peace envoy. That is how disconnected from reality the UN and its scare mongering global policies are.

Reply to  Rod Evans
April 5, 2023 5:42 am

Those 30,000 “delegates” always wanted to go to glittering Dubai, but could never afford it.
So they set up their next COP28 over there. Mucho clever!

That way they get to go there on a private jet and stay there all expenses paid by their governments for 2 to 3 weeks
The cost is at least $5000 per day per person.

The “poorer” governments get foreign aid to send their delegates as well, if they vote for all the BS measures, per standard operating procedures

Joseph Zorzin
April 5, 2023 4:23 am

“The United Arab Emirates, which is hosting this year’s UN climate summit, has the third biggest net zero-busting plans for oil and gas expansion in the world, the Guardian can reveal. Its plans are surpassed only by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”

We should have a special award for nations which release all the wonderful plant breathing gas. Put on a big ceremony for the annual award. The “carbon footprint award”- with a large golden footprint for the winner. (not being sarcastic)

April 5, 2023 6:26 am

Better expand the airport for private jets and build inventory of special foods and wines. The chocolate heir (carbs from sugars) is coming in force.

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April 5, 2023 6:29 am
April 5, 2023 6:51 am

Hmmm… It’s as if they know that AGW is a hoax!

April 5, 2023 4:39 pm

At least Sultan Al Jaber and many of toxically masculine pals wear their traditional garb when at home. It’s a shame that the Russians, Koreans, Japanese, Chinese and others have seen fit to adopt the late 19th century British business suit instead of the robes and headwear worn during their greatest eras. And ties! Lose those silly things.

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