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January 18, 2022updated 14 Jan 2022 4:40pm

Revealed: the oil & gas companies leading the way in renewable energy

By Data Journalism Team

BP and Equinor are among the companies best positioned to take advantage of future renewable energy disruption in the oil & gas industry, our analysis shows.

The assessment comes from GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem, which ranks companies on a scale of one to five based on their likelihood to tackle challenges like renewable energy and emerge as long-term winners of the oil & gas sector.

According to our analysis, BP, Equinor, Repsol, and PKN Orlen are the companies best positioned to benefit from investments in renewable energy, all of them recording scores of five out of five in GlobalData’s Integrated oil & gas Thematic Scorecard.

The table below shows how GlobalData analysts scored the biggest companies in the oil & gas industry on their renewable energy performance, as well as the number of new renewable energy jobs, deals, patents, and mentions in company reports since January 2021.

The final column in the table represents the overall score given to that company when it comes to their current renewable energy position relative to their peers. A score of five indicates that a company is a dominant player in this space, while companies that score less than three are vulnerable to being left behind. These can be read fairly straightforwardly.

The other datapoints in the table are more nuanced, showcasing recent renewable energy investment across a range of areas over the past year. These metrics give an indication of whether renewable energy is at the top of executives’ minds now, but high numbers in these fields are just as likely to represent desperate attempts to catch-up as they are genuine strength in renewable energy.

For example, a high number of mentions of renewable energy in quarterly company filings could indicate either the company is reaping the rewards of previous investments, or it needs to invest more to catch up with the rest of the industry. Similarly, a high number of deals could indicate that a company is dominating the market, or that it is using mergers and acquisitions to fill in gaps in its offering.

This article is based on GlobalData research figures as of 13 January 2022. For more up-to-date figures, check the GlobalData website.

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