JPMorgan Chase JPM, 0.48% Citigroup C, 1.06% and Bank of America BAC, 0.94% collected the most fees from the oil, gas, and coal sectors in the past six years, according to a Bloomberg study released Monday. Basically, financing the oil and gas industry by Major U.S. Banks is still a top priority of banks.
The news service said these and other major banks have drawn in at least $17 billion in fees and floated about $4 trillion in loans for fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement on climate was reached in 2015. So far in 2021, major banks helped generate $459 billion in bonds and loans for the oil, gas and coal businesses, according to Bloomberg data. The banks at the time led $463 billion worth of green bonds and loans. The study comes ahead of the UN Climate Summit starting Oct. 31 in Glasgow.