Energy flows through every product and enables nearly every human endeavor. Current global energy demand is estimated to be about 550 quadrillion BTUs, which is equivalent in energy to more than 12 billion gallons of gasoline daily. Energy provides comfort and security, enables personal mobility, powers commercial buildings, supports travel and trade, and fuels modern manufacturing. ExxonMobil plays a role in providing the energy crucial for continued economic prosperity and human progress.
Not only does ExxonMobil provide energy throughout the world, but we also make significant positive impacts on the global economy through capital and exploration expenditures, shareholder distributions and tax payments that totaled $196 billion in 2014. For more information about our financial performance, see our 2014 Summary Annual Report.