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Energy News Beat Podcast

by Michael Tanner, Stuart Turley

Covering the energy markets around the world, one story at a time. Our daily podcast keeps you up to speed on all the latest energy news while our weekly interviews with energy industry experts keep you in the know for all things energy development. Follow us at energynewsbeat.com

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Free Wind Energy = Free Lunch?

29m · Published 20 May 05:15

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley cover a range of energy-related topics. They discuss the misconception of "free" wind energy costs, the impact of recent deadly storms in Houston on power outages, Biden's administration increasing tariffs on Chinese imports, and the declining interest in electric vehicles for the first time since 2021. They also touch on a new policy excluding Chinese companies from benefiting from the EV critical minerals tax credit and the significant merger of Crescent Energy acquiring Silver Bow Resources, enhancing its position in the Eagle Ford.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:57 - Who is paying for the Free Energy Wind?- or as Penguin Empire Reports – “Who’s paying for lunch?”

06:17 - Widespread power outages from deadly Houston storm raise new risk: hot weather – NPR

09:32 - Biden Administration Increasing Tariffs on $18B of Imports from China

12:40 - Electric Vehicle Buying Interest Declines for First Time Since 2021: Report

15:32 - Chinese Companies Should Not Benefit From the EV Critical Minerals Tax Credit

20:27 - Markets Update

25:29 - Crescent Energy to Buy SilverBow as U.S. Shale Mergers Continue

28:21 - Outro

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Who is paying for the Free Energy Wind?- or as Penguin Empire Reports – “Who’s paying for lunch?”

May 18, 2024Stu Turley

ENB Pub Note: This is a guest post from the Pengquin Empire Reports Substack. We highly recommend supporting and following them. “In the financial world, it tends to be misleading to state ‘There is no[…]

Widespread power outages from deadly Houston storm raise new risk: hot weather – NPR

May 18, 2024Stu Turley

ENB Pub Note: As of 9:31 PM Saturday, 368,204 Texans were without Power. That is a significant recovery from the over 1.2 million impacted by the storm’s power outage. HOUSTON — As the Houston area[…]

Biden Administration Increasing Tariffs on $18B of Imports from China

May 18, 2024Stu Turley

A fact sheet posted on the White House website this week announced that U.S. President Joe Biden is directing his trade representative to increase tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 on[…]

Electric Vehicle Buying Interest Declines for First Time Since 2021: Report

May 18, 2024Stu Turley

American consumer interest in buying electric vehicles dipped over the past year due to concerns about charging facilities and high purchase prices, according to a recent study by automotive data and analytics firm J.D. Power.[…]

Chinese Companies Should Not Benefit From the EV Critical Minerals Tax Credit

May 17, 2024Mariel Alumit

The Inflation Reduction Act established the Section 30D New Clean Vehicle Credit, which includes a $3,750 critical minerals tax credit. Taxpayers are eligible for the credit if they purchase qualifying, new electric vehicles with batteries[…]

Crescent Energy to Buy SilverBow as U.S. Shale Mergers Continue

May 16, 2024Mariel Alumit

Crescent Energy will buy SilverBow Resources in a deal valued at $2.1 billion to create a major player in the Eagle Ford shale formation as the U.S. oil and gas mergers continue in the second[…]

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Week Recap: States Sue EPA, Biden Raises Tariffs, Trump Targets Wind

20m · Published 18 May 05:00

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup - Weekly Recap, the hosts, Stuart and Michael discuss a lawsuit by 25 states against the EPA over power plant regulations, Representative John Curtis' bill to reduce red tape around nuclear power, and the EIA's lowered Brent oil price forecast. They also cover allegations of collusion among U.S. shale companies, Trump's planned executive order to halt offshore wind projects, and the Biden administration's increased tariffs on Chinese clean energy technology, highlighting concerns about the impact on energy prices, environmental policies, and industry practices.ate goals. Amidst the complexities, there's a call for more targeted policies to promote clean energy adoption and address environmental challenges without hindering innovation or economic growth.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

00:49 - 25 States Sue EPA Over Unachievable Power Plant Regulations

03:03 - US House passes Rep. John Curtis’ bill to remove ‘red tape’ around nuclear power

04:39 - USA EIA Lowers Brent Oil Price Forecasts

09:44 - US shale companies accused of collusion over oil price

14:56 - Trump Vows Day One Executive Order Targeting Offshore Wind

17:25 - Biden ratchets up tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar, batteries

19:01 - How tariffs threaten Biden’s climate goals

20:46 - Outro

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25 States Sue EPA Over Unachievable Power Plant Regulations

May 11, 2024Stu Turley

West Virginia and Indiana are leading a group of 25 states asking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to declare the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on coal, natural[…]

US House passes Rep. John Curtis’ bill to remove ‘red tape’ around nuclear power

May 10, 2024Mariel Alumit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday aimed at accelerating nuclear power projects, which was sponsored by Utah Rep. John Curtis. Curtis, a Republican and founder of theConservative Climate Caucus, has[…]

USA EIA Lowers Brent Oil Price Forecasts

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) lowered its Brent oil price forecast for 2024 and 2025 in its latest short term energy outlook (STEO), which was released recently. In its May STEO, the EIA projected[…]

US shale companies accused of collusion over oil price

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

The US shale oil industry faces a barrage of lawsuits alleging some of the largest companies in the sector colluded to curb output and raise prices, after similar claims were made by US antitrust regulators.[…]

Trump Vows Day One Executive Order Targeting Offshore Wind

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

Donald Trump vowed to issue an executive order targeting offshore wind development if he wins a second term as president, making his most explicit threat yet toward the growing industry. The presumptive Republican nominee derided[…]

Biden ratchets up tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar, batteries

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

The Biden administration moved Tuesday to block China’s access to the American market for clean energy technology by doubling duties on solar cells and effectively quadrupling the price of electric vehicles from China. The actions[…]

How tariffs threaten Biden’s climate goals

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

President Joe Biden is raising the price of clean energy components imported from China to accelerate America’s building spree of solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles. But it jeopardizes the United States’ goal of slashing[…]

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Biden's Climate Goals Are In Trouble

12m · Published 16 May 05:07

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the host, Stuart Turley discusses several energy-related news stories in his latest podcast. He covers CNX's $1.5 billion hydrogen fuel plant at Pittsburgh Airport, emphasizing the need for federal tax credits. Turley also critiques Biden's increased tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar cells, and batteries, arguing they hinder climate goals and harm consumers. He highlights UK businesses struggling with high energy costs and the collapse of the offshore wind industry, which faces financial losses and potential power shortages in New York City. Turley concludes with acknowledgments and invites energy experts for future discussions.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

02:07 - CNX plans $1.5B hydrogen fuels plant at Pittsburgh airport, but wants federal tax credit to build it

04:26 - Biden ratchets up tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar, batteries

06:04 - How tariffs threaten Biden’s climate goals

07:54 - UK businesses struggle with soaring energy costs

10:03 - Full-blown Financial Meltdown: Offshore Wind Industry’s Collapse Accelerates

11:39 - Outro

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CNX plans $1.5B hydrogen fuels plant at Pittsburgh airport, but wants federal tax credit to build it

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

HARRISBURG — Natural gas producer CNX Resources said it plans to build a $1.5 billion facility at Pittsburgh’s airport to make hydrogen-based fuels, but only if President Joe Biden’s administration allows coal mine methane to[…]

Biden ratchets up tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar, batteries

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

The Biden administration moved Tuesday to block China’s access to the American market for clean energy technology by doubling duties on solar cells and effectively quadrupling the price of electric vehicles from China. The actions[…]

How tariffs threaten Biden’s climate goals

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

President Joe Biden is raising the price of clean energy components imported from China to accelerate America’s building spree of solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles. But it jeopardizes the United States’ goal of slashing[…]

UK businesses struggle with soaring energy costs

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

A recent report from Centrica Business Solutions reveals that more than half (56%) of UK businesses plan to increase their onsite energy generation capacity within the next two years. The report, titled “How data, onsite[…]

Full-blown Financial Meltdown: Offshore Wind Industry’s Collapse Accelerates

May 15, 2024Mariel Alumit

America’s offshore wind industry is collapsing, both figuratively and literally. Offshore turbines have grown in capacity and size to the point where they simply collapse into the ocean. As do the financial prospects of those[…]

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Trump Targets Offshore Wind

14m · Published 15 May 05:00

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the host, Stuart Turley, covers several key stories in today's Energy News Beat Daily Stand Up. Highlights include Trump's vow to issue an executive order targeting offshore wind on day one, a Bloomberg study warning of $150 oil, major oil companies shifting back to core businesses over ESG, a significant decrease in Suez Canal shipping traffic, and California gas prices potentially rising due to a hidden annual tax increase. Turley discusses the implications of these stories, expresses concern over environmental and economic impacts, and invites industry experts for further discussion.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:44 - Trump Vows Day One Executive Order Targeting Offshore Wind

04:15 - New Bloomberg Study Warns of $150 Oil

05:50 - Profits Over ESG as Supermajors Pivot Back to Their Core Business

09:52 - Suez Canal Sees Significant Decrease in Shipping Traffic

10:53 - California Gas Regulators Ensure Prices Might Never Go Down With Hidden 50 Cent Annual Tax Increase

13:30 - Outro

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Trump Vows Day One Executive Order Targeting Offshore Wind

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

Donald Trump vowed to issue an executive order targeting offshore wind development if he wins a second term as president, making his most explicit threat yet toward the growing industry. The presumptive Republican nominee derided[…]

New Bloomberg Study Warns of $150 Oil

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

A recent release sent to Rigzone by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) warned that, according to a new analysis by BI and Bloomberg Economics (BE), “an escalation to a direct war between Israel and Iran could result[…]

Profits Over ESG as Supermajors Pivot Back to Their Core Business

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

Three years ago, Big Oil supermajors in Europe were all about the energy transition and pivoting from their core business to a greater diversification. In its latest financial report for the first quarter, BP indicated[…]

Suez Canal Sees Significant Decrease in Shipping Traffic

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

The Suez Canal has seen a significant decrease in shipping traffic, Dryad Global noted in its latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory (MSTA). According to the MSTA, which was released this week, this traffic more than[…]

California Gas Regulators Ensure Prices Might Never Go Down With Hidden 50 Cent Annual Tax Increase

May 14, 2024Mariel Alumit

A little-known longstanding fossil fuels reduction program that was put in place by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) could very well lead to a50-cent per gallon cost increasefor gasoline and diesel fuel sold in[…]

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EIA Lowers Price Forecast

20m · Published 14 May 05:33

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley discuss key headlines including the USA EIA lowering its Brent oil forecast, the EU's new sanctions against Moscow and Minsk, the potential for nuclear energy to address Texas's grid reliability, and Chinese firms developing oil and gas fields in Iraq. They also delve into market updates and the controversial accusation of U.S. shale companies colluding to manipulate oil prices, highlighting the complexities and challenges facing the oil and gas industry.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:11 - USA EIA Lowers Brent Oil Price Forecasts

06:19 - EU Unleashes Sweeping Sanctions Against Moscow and Minsk

07:52 - Addressing Texas grid reliability: Time to go nuclear?

09:58 - Chinese firms to develop oil and gas fields in Iraq

13:21 - Markets Update

15:00 - US shale companies accused of collusion over oil price

20:13 - Outro

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USA EIA Lowers Brent Oil Price Forecasts

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) lowered its Brent oil price forecast for 2024 and 2025 in its latest short term energy outlook (STEO), which was released recently. In its May STEO, the EIA projected[…]

EU Unleashes Sweeping Sanctions Against Moscow and Minsk

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

The EU proposes measures including restrictions on Russian LNG transshipment, ban on investing in key Russian LNG projects, and expanded liability for sanctions violations. Additional sanctions target Russian media outlets, state financing for EU-based political[…]

Addressing Texas grid reliability: Time to go nuclear?

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

Without additional dispatchable power generation, traditionally from fossil fuels, Texas is vulnerable to power outages during peak demand periods if solar and wind power sources fall short. Thirty years after Texas’ last nuclear plant opened,[…]

Chinese firms to develop oil and gas fields in Iraq

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraq launched a licensing round on Saturday for 29 oil and gas projects to develop huge gas reserves to help provide electricity to the country and attract foreign investments worth billions of[…]

US shale companies accused of collusion over oil price

May 13, 2024Mariel Alumit

The US shale oil industry faces a barrage of lawsuits alleging some of the largest companies in the sector colluded to curb output and raise prices, after similar claims were made by US antitrust regulators.[…]

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25 States Sue Over EPA Plant Rules

22m · Published 13 May 05:10

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley discuss a range of topics concerning energy and environmental policies. They cover several states suing the EPA over power plant regulations deemed unachievable, New York's faltering climate initiatives, and the challenges the U.S. faces in supplying enough power for its high-tech ambitions. Additionally, they talk about a House bill aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles around nuclear power, emphasizing its potential for providing reliable and clean energy. The episode also highlights the International Energy Agency's report on the need for low-cost solutions to provide billions with access to modern cooking facilities, stressing the significant health and environmental benefits. Lastly, they touch upon the financial markets, noting trends in oil prices, rig counts, and overall market movements.



Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:26 - 25 States Sue EPA Over Unachievable Power Plant Regulations

03:45 - New Climate Reality is Passing New York By

06:08 - There’s Not Enough Power for America’s High-Tech Ambitions

09:20 - US House passes Rep. John Curtis’ bill to remove ‘red tape’ around nuclear power

11:03 - Low-cost solutions can give billions access to modern cooking by 2030, but the world is failing to deliver

15:28 - Markets Update

20:57 - Outro

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25 States Sue EPA Over Unachievable Power Plant Regulations

May 11, 2024Stu Turley

West Virginia and Indiana are leading a group of 25 states asking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to declare the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on coal, natural[…]

New Climate Reality is Passing New York By

May 12, 2024Stu Turley

Note:For quite a while now I have put myCitizens Guide to the Climate Actarticle as the top post on the website because it summarizes theClimate Leadership & Community Protection Act(Climate Act). This post updates my[…]

There’s Not Enough Power for America’s High-Tech Ambitions

May 12, 2024Stu Turley

ATLANTA—Bill Thomson needs power fast. The problem is that many of the other businesspeople racing into Georgia do too. Thomson heads marketing and product management at DC Blox, which in recent years built a[…]

US House passes Rep. John Curtis’ bill to remove ‘red tape’ around nuclear power

May 10, 2024Mariel Alumit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday aimed at accelerating nuclear power projects, which was sponsored by Utah Rep. John Curtis. Curtis, a Republican and founder of theConservative Climate Caucus, has[…]

Low-cost solutions can give billions access to modern cooking by 2030, but the world is failing to deliver

May 12, 2024Stu Turley

Women and children bear brunt of harm from lack of clean cooking, which can be solved with modest investment, bringing major benefits in terms of health, development, gender equality and climate Nearly one in three[…]

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Week Recap: Human Rights, Policy Pivots, and the Push for Clean Energy

32m · Published 11 May 05:00

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup - Weekly Recap, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley discuss various energy sector topics in their podcast, focusing heavily on ethical and environmental implications of energy production. They debate the responsibilities of companies like Tesla and Glencore in addressing human rights abuses in resource procurement, criticize the lack of reclamation strategies in renewable energy sectors, and express concerns over government and corporate actions in the oil and gas industry, including market manipulation and the effectiveness of environmental regulations. Additionally, they explore the role of natural gas as a transitional fuel in achieving energy sustainability and the challenges posed by reliance on renewable energy sources without adequate backup solutions.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:14 - Tesla battery material supplier tops list of human rights abuses for second year in a row

06:44 - Environmentalists ignore renewables’ waste

09:44 - Exxon to Close Pioneer Deal as FTC Forces Out Sheffield

20:05 - Replacing a Talen Energy coal-fired power plant with battery storage is infeasible: PJM

22:14 Biden Administration Bans Fossil Fuels in Federal Buildings

23:58 - Shell sold millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

28:40 - Wisconsin ratepayers, still paying off the coal plants of the past, asked for $2 billion for the gas plants of the future

32:37 - Outro

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Tesla battery material supplier tops list of human rights abuses for second year in a row

May 4, 2024Stu Turley

Tesla buys battery materials from the mining giant with the most allegations of human rights abuses against it in a database of abuses tied to clean energy. Mining company Glencore has racked up at least[…]

Environmentalists ignore renewables’ waste

May 5, 2024Stu Turley

ENB Pub Note: This is a major topic, and the land reclamation and disposal of wind and solar components need to be addressed at the front end of the projects. Farmland and landowners are getting[…]

Exxon to Close Pioneer Deal as FTC Forces Out Sheffield

May 3, 2024Mariel Alumit

The US Federal Trade Commission declined to challenge Exxon Mobil Corp.’s $60 billion purchase of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. but asserted that Scott Sheffield, Pioneer’s co-founder, must not take a seat on the supermajor’s board.[…]

Replacing a Talen Energy coal-fired power plant with battery storage is infeasible: PJM

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

An 800-MW, four-hour battery is “not a realistic option” for replacing Talen Energy’s 1,280-MW, coal-fired Brandon Shores power plant near Baltimore, according to the PJM Interconnection. The Sierra Club’s proposed battery storage solution to fill[…]

Biden Administration Bans Fossil Fuels in Federal Buildings

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

The rule, mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, requires federal buildings to phase out fossil fuel usage by 2030. The focus is on transitioning to cleaner electricity sources like wind and[…]

Shell sold millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

May 7, 2024Stu Turley

“Shell sold millions of carbon credits tied to CO₂ removal that never took place to Canada’s largest oil sands companies, raising new doubts about a technology seen as crucial to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. As[…]

Wisconsin ratepayers, still paying off the coal plants of the past, asked for $2 billion for the gas plants of the future

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

WEC Energy Group in southeastern Wisconsin is planning to significantly expand its capacity for natural gas electricity generation, even as it has vowed to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In recent filings by[…]

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Sanctions Don’t Work and Pipelines Matter!

20m · Published 09 May 05:04

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley discuss energy issues in their podcast, focusing on state energy policies, international energy dynamics, and local energy challenges. They highlight Texas's successful energy model due to its diverse sources and lower prices compared to states like California and New York. Discussions also cover Russia's strategic gas pricing to China versus Europe, the financial impacts of coal plants in Wisconsin, and the flaws in EU and U.S. energy strategies. The conversation emphasizes the importance of diverse energy sources and the complexities of global energy supply chains.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:32 - Lessons from Texas for California, New York and Other Green Virtue Signaling States

04:09 - Russia to supply China with gas by almost 30% cheaper than European consumers by 2027 – Bloomberg

06:07 - Wisconsin ratepayers, still paying off the coal plants of the past, asked for $2 billion for the gas plants of the future

10:04 - We need to talk about Chinese and US influence in Europe’s energy industry

13:14 - Markets Update

14:24 - Oil Stabilizes on Small Crude Draw

18:57 - Outro

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Lessons from Texas for California, New York and Other Green Virtue Signaling States

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

Drops in power generation from wind farms, hydro dams and nuclear reactors has forced the operator of the electric grid in Texas – one of the largest power systems in the United States – to[…]

Russia to supply China with gas by almost 30% cheaper than European consumers by 2027 – Bloomberg

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

Russia will supply gas to China at a price 28% lower than the one for European consumers at least until 2027. Source:Bloombergwith reference to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian[…]

Wisconsin ratepayers, still paying off the coal plants of the past, asked for $2 billion for the gas plants of the future

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

WEC Energy Group in southeastern Wisconsin is planning to significantly expand its capacity for natural gas electricity generation, even as it has vowed to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In recent filings by[…]

We need to talk about Chinese and US influence in Europe’s energy industry

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

The EU’s climate agenda is in trouble. The Green Deal, which aims to slash the bloc’s carbon emissions by 55% by 2030, had started off promisinglyafter several major pieces of legislation were adopted, including its[…]

Oil Stabilizes on Small Crude Draw

May 8, 2024Mariel Alumit

Crude oil prices recovered lost territory today after the U.S. Energy Information Administrationreportedan inventory draw of 1.4 million barrels for the week to May 3. This compared with a build of 7.3 million barrels estimated[…]

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"Shell" Games with Carbon Credits

14m · Published 08 May 05:15

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the host, Michael Tanner discusses various energy sector topics including a report by Greenpeace accusing Shell of selling millions of phantom carbon credits, the U.S. Department of Energy's plans to purchase crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and a general overview of the day's financial movements in oil and gas markets. Tanner critiques the effectiveness and sincerity of environmental policies, particularly highlighting the controversy and alleged hypocrisy within the environmental activist groups like Greenpeace. He also covers financial updates, mentioning specific companies like Cord and Sandridge, and provides insights into market trends and the strategic maneuvers of major oil companies.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:06 - Shell sold millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

05:50 - U.S. Dept. of Energy To Purchase Crude for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

09:31 - U.S. API Weekly Crude Oil Stock

10:47 - Chord Energy Reports

12:54 - Sandridge Energy Earnings

14:41 - Outro

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Shell sold millions of ‘phantom’ carbon credits

May 7, 2024Stu Turley

“Shell sold millions of carbon credits tied to CO₂ removal that never took place to Canada’s largest oil sands companies, raising new doubts about a technology seen as crucial to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. As[…]

U.S. Dept. of Energy To Purchase Crude for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

May 7, 2024Mariel Alumit

ENB Pub Note: I bet they don’t ever fill it. It is too close to November Elections.The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new solicitation to purchase oil to replenish the[…]

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Blackrock LOVES Oil Now?

14m · Published 07 May 05:06

In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the hosts, Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley discuss the infeasibility of replacing a Talen Energy coal-fired power plant with battery storage according to PJM, criticize renewable energy's cost-effectiveness, and examine a report challenging climate change narratives. They also comment on the Biden administration's fossil fuel ban in federal buildings, note a pragmatic shift among major financial institutions like JP Morgan and Blackrock regarding energy investments, and analyze Saudi Arabia's oil pricing strategy and its potential to establish a global oil price floor.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:00 - Intro

01:15 - Replacing a Talen Energy coal-fired power plant with battery storage is infeasible: PJM

03:28 - GREGORY WRIGHTSTONE: Scientific Report Pours Cold Water On Major Talking Point Of Climate Activists

05:34 - Biden Administration Bans Fossil Fuels in Federal Buildings

07:22 - Surprise! The World’s biggest bankers are suddenly energy pragmatists

10:04 -steadies as ceasefire eludes Hamas, Israel

11:14 - Saudi Arabia’s Price Increase Could Indicate Oil Price Floor

14:04 - Outro

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Replacing a Talen Energy coal-fired power plant with battery storage is infeasible: PJM

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

An 800-MW, four-hour battery is “not a realistic option” for replacing Talen Energy’s 1,280-MW, coal-fired Brandon Shores power plant near Baltimore, according to the PJM Interconnection. The Sierra Club’s proposed battery storage solution to fill[…]

GREGORY WRIGHTSTONE: Scientific Report Pours Cold Water On Major Talking Point Of Climate Activists

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

The purveyors of climate doom will not tolerate the good news of our planet thriving because of modest warming and increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. However, arecent scientific paperconcludes that an optimistic vision for Earth and[…]

Biden Administration Bans Fossil Fuels in Federal Buildings

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

The rule, mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, requires federal buildings to phase out fossil fuel usage by 2030. The focus is on transitioning to cleaner electricity sources like wind and[…]

Surprise! The World’s biggest bankers are suddenly energy pragmatists

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

JP Morgan, BlackRock drop out of climate banker cabal, and admit the Net Zero transition is “delayed” In February three of the four largest financial houses in the world, left the giant financial cabal called“Climate[…]

Oil steadies as ceasefire eludes Hamas, Israel

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

HOUSTON, May 6 (Reuters) – Oil futures rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia hiked June crude prices for most regions and as the prospect of a quick agreement for a Gaza ceasefire deal appeared slim,[…]

Saudi Aramco in Talks to Buy Shell Gas Stations in Malaysia

May 6, 2024Mariel Alumit

Four unnamed sources have told Reuters that Saudi state-run oil giant Aramco is in talks to potentially acquire Shell’s billion-dollar gas station business in Malaysia, where the Dutch supergiant owns a network of nearly 1,000[…]

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Energy News Beat Podcast has 903 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 364:16:50. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 25th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on May 20th, 2024 16:41.

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