BHP Billiton in talks to join EU oil and gas majors’ carbon pricing push -AFR

Published 05:30 on June 5, 2015  /  Last updated at 05:31 on June 5, 2015  /  Asia Pacific, Australia, Climate Talks, International  /  Comments Off on BHP Billiton in talks to join EU oil and gas majors’ carbon pricing push -AFR

BHP Billiton is in discussions with six major European oil and gas producers to back their push for a global carbon price, CEO Andrew Mackenzie told the Australian Financial Review Friday.

BHP Billiton is in discussions with six major European oil and gas producers to back their push for a global carbon price, CEO Andrew Mackenzie told the Australian Financial Review Friday.

BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Total, BG Group and ENI said earlier this week they had written to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, asking her to facilitate direct discussions with the UN and governments over carbon pricing measures.

US-based ExxonMobil and Chevron declined to join the initiative, but the Europeans may find backing with Australia-headquartered BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining firm.

“We’ve got to be realistic about the way the world is going here,” the BHP CEO said Friday, adding it would be good if the company could join the European push.

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