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Future of oil under threat as France plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

Future of oil under threat as France plans to ban petrol and diesel cars
July 06
20:23 2017
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France is set to ban the sale of any car that runs on petrol or diesel by 2040, which brings more uncertainty to the future of oil and oil prices.

Nicolas Hulot, France ecology minister, announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal.

According to BBC, Hulot said France planned to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Hybrid cars make up about 3.5% of the French market, with pure electric vehicles accounting for just 1.2%.

The drop in demand for diesel and petrol driven cars will go a long way in reducing the demand for oil, and in turn drive a decline in global crude oil prices.

Hulot, a veteran environmental campaigner, was appointed by new French President Emmanuel Macron, who in his capacity as president openly criticised US environmental policy, urging Donald Trump to “make our planet great again”.

“The fight against climate change cannot depend on the result of elections in one country of another. When a country signs an international agreement it has to fulfil its commitments,” Macron said.

“There will be new administrations. I’m pretty sure President Trump hasn’t read the articles of this treaty. There is nothing to renegotiate here”

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement in June was explicitly named as a factor in France’s new vehicle plan.

“France has decided to become carbon neutral by 2050 following the US decision,” Hulot said, adding that the government would have to make investments to meet that target.

Earlier this week, car manufacturer Volvo said all of its cars would be at least partly electric from 2019, an announcement referenced by Hulot.

He said he believes French car manufacturers – including brands such as Peugeot-Citreon and Renault – would meet the challenge, although he acknowledged it would be difficult.

Norway, which is the leader in the use of electric cars in Europe, wants to move to electric-only vehicles by 2025, as does the Netherlands. Both Germany and India have proposed similar measures with a target of 2030.

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  1. Gotv Subscription
    Gotv Subscription July 08, 02:18

    Banning Petroleum or Oil Based cars to me is a very good idea as Technology is quite advancing and there is need to focus on the latest on the latest tech and that is Electric Cars.

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  2. Flash Isaac
    Flash Isaac October 08, 22:51

    Although it’s a good idea, yet it has it’s own effects. For example, some countries depend on these products for survival and banning petroleum based cars will shake their economy.

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    • Henry
      Henry August 13, 08:13

      Globally, 95% of electric cars are sold in only 10 countries: China, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Norway, the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.So that would hash developing countries

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  3. Mercy bless
    Mercy bless December 02, 17:57

    Yes I agree with iseac but on a serious not it has a bad effect on our natural environment

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  4. Soneye Saheed
    Soneye Saheed January 31, 15:46

    This is not a bad idea. Personally, I think this will reduce environmental pollution and ozone layer. However, the availability of these products to underdeveloped countries will be affected tremendously.

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  5. Dave
    Dave March 20, 12:02

    And I Think the effect is what we should be more concerned about now.

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  6. Amas Dave
    Amas Dave March 23, 16:23

    Focusing on electric cars is okay. But as Isaac an Saheed stated, it will be a disaster for underdeveloped countries that depend on this products to survive.

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  7. Jamb
    Jamb May 28, 20:32

    Nice idea as they would no longer be environmental Pollution

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  8. Danny Dan
    Danny Dan June 24, 19:39

    Focusing on electric cars is okay. But it will be a disaster for underdeveloped countries that depend on this products to survive.

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  9. Olajire Bolarinwa
    Olajire Bolarinwa July 16, 19:19

    Fossil fuel is not environmental friendly and causes depletion of ozone layer. This development is welcome since the world is long overdue for a cleaner and environmental friendly energy.

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  10. School News
    School News July 25, 14:15

    Globally, 95% of electric cars are sold in only 10 countries: China, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Norway, the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.So that would hash developing countries.

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  11. Paschal
    Paschal August 06, 21:15

    Nice idea as they would no longer be environmental Pollution And I Think the effect is what we should be more concerned about now.

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  12. Education
    Education August 11, 22:40

    I can’t to experience this aspect of technological revolution.

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  13. Recruitment villa
    Recruitment villa August 23, 21:50

    Best idea really. Glad they could think this way

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  14. Jobber
    Jobber August 23, 21:52

    this would be a great sight especially in underdeveloped countries

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  15. Ifeoluwa
    Ifeoluwa September 03, 01:25

    I think the effect should be our priority now

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  16. Wale Niyi
    Wale Niyi September 10, 15:35

    Globally, 95% of electric cars are sold in only 10 countries: China, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Norway, the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.So that would hash developing countries.

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  17. Kelly best
    Kelly best September 27, 10:58

    I think so

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  18. ikechukwu
    ikechukwu October 09, 20:05

    let them ban Petroleum cars, it destroys our ecosystem, in the next 200 years the planet won’t be a accommodating

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  19. Dearmicky
    Dearmicky October 16, 10:57

    Thanks for sharing

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  20. Naija school
    Naija school October 16, 15:33

    Thank you very much for sharing this

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  21. Olamide
    Olamide December 18, 17:23

    I don’t think this is a good idea because this will affect other countries negatively.

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  22. Mattew Adeboye33
    Mattew Adeboye33 January 15, 18:02

    This is not a GOOD idea. Personally, I think this will reduce environmental pollution and ozone layer. However, the availability of these products to underdeveloped countries will be affected tremendously.

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