Imperial Oil vows to disclose Scope 3 emissions

12 January 2021

Canada’s Imperial Oil says it will update its carbon pollution disclosure “in the coming months,” after parent company Exxon Mobil released a report on its emissions from the use of its own products for the first time.

Exxon leaned into investor pressure and released information last week showing the carbon pollution that is generated when its products are used, such as when the gasoline sold at company-affiliated gas stations, is combusted inside vehicle engines.

This measurement of pollution, known by its technical term “Scope 3." Exxon’s Scope 3 emissions, the company admitted in its 2021 Energy and Carbon Summary, were equivalent to 730 megatons (Mt) of carbon dioxide in 2019. That puts Exxon, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, on par with Canada’s entire emissions output of 729 Mt in 2018.

Details & Image Courtesy of Imperial Oil.