Peter Mather, BP - 11 February 2015

In his talk Peter addressed the long term context for the energy industry and what this means for Europe and the UK's energy challenges.

Peter Mather, BPPeter was appointed BP Group Regional Vice President for Europe in April 2010. He has overall responsibility for the governance, reputation, co-ordination and integration of all BP's activities across Europe.

The current turbulence in the oil markets is not new, but it is having a profound effect on our industry today. However, we expect demand growth to slow, we will still need an additional 40% of energy by 2035 - which is the equivalent of adding the consumption of another US and another China put together. If we are to meet that demand – securely, affordably and sustainably – we need to consider this shorter term volatility in the context of addressing the longer term fundamentals.

Peter was appointed BP Group Regional Vice President for Europe in April 2010. He has overall responsibility for the governance, reputation, co-ordination and integration of all BP's activities across Europe.

He is Chairman of BP Oil UK, BP Lubricants UK, BP Norway, and is the Chairman of the BP Europe Supervisory Board. He also sits on the Boards of BP France, BP Italy and various other internal boards.

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