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By Ron Bousso and Dmitry Zhdannikov

LONDON (Reuters) – Trade tensions risk throwing the global economy’s transition to greener energy into disarray and could hurt energy companies’ preparations towards it, BP Chairman Helge Lund said as leaders of the world’s largest economies gather for talks in Japan.

Lund, in his first interview since taking office in January, said BP would rather see a rapid, orderly phasing out of fossil fuels than a delayed and disorganised transition.

The former chief executive of Norwegian oil group Equinor said BP as well as rivals such as Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil would have a vital role to play to ensure a successful transition to low carbon economies.

“It is better for

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