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Here are some of the trends we are following presented without comment. Also, links to the Texas Oil and Gas Podcast and Energy Week Podcast are below. We’ll talk to you Friday!
The world in charts
Logarithmic growth of Coronavirus worldwide has slowed way down (per Worldometers).
On bending the curve:
U.S. Manufacturing Output
Americans concern over reopening
US Building permits at a five-year low.
Crude oil reserves in the US dropped by 5 million barrels.
US Rig Count dropped to its lowest rate since 2009.
Texas Oil and Gas Podcast
This week’s episode of the Texas Oil and Gas Podcast talks about a comment we got on socialism, and what this says about the wider attitude toward the oil and gas industry and recovery from the coronavirus. Get it here!
This week’s episode of Energy Week talks about a wide variety of topics — but our favorite is a story about Venezuela flying some of the last of its gold reserve to Iran. Check it out!
New Coronavirus outbreak in China shows signs of having mutated. How encouraging. Keep an eye out for more updates on the novel Novel Coronavirus.
Justice Department goes after California over stay-at-home orders shutting down churches. In a statement released Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom said that religious services were still “a few weeks away.” The DoJ is making the case that California has no right to shut down religious activities without shutting down “similar nonreligious activity.”
US Women’s Soccer captain Megan Rapinoe hints at presidential run. To her credit, she has a huge advantage over most politicians: actually being successful at something.
Britons smoke more during COVID outbreaks. Pip flick cheerio!
Zimbabwe eases lockdowns to allow “low-risk” sports. What does “low-risk” mean? Everything except soccer, rugby, and cricket.
Zacarias Moussaoui renounces radical Islam. Moussaoui played a critical role in preparations for the 9/11 attacks and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado.
Amphan has made landfall in India and Bangladesh. 3 million people have been displaced by the storm. Our deepest condolences go out to those who are losing their homes today and we wish them a speedy recovery.
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