India’s road to recovery from the pandemic’s deadly second wave may help fast track oil majors’ ambitions to expand their portfolio in Asia’s fastest-growing energy market while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint.

With plentiful funds expected to support an economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, CEOs of leading global companies are hopeful a large part of that relief will flow into the energy sector, creating opportunities in both fossil fuels and in clean energy.

“Perhaps a post-pandemic economic recovery anchored around sustainability and climate action could well be the prudent way,” Nitin Prasad, chairman of Shell Companies in India, said in an exclusive interview with S&P Global Platts. “We also believe that there are opportunities to accelerate our activities to help the

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