Tuesday energy news headlines

** International Business Machines Corp and Amazon.com Inc’s Amazon Web Services said on Monday they would work together to extend the reach of a set of tools that oil companies use to manage disparate types of data.

** Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged the Biden administration on Sunday to tap into the nation’s emergency petroleum reserves in order to curb soaring gas prices, Reuters reported.

** President Joe Biden has chosen as supervisor of his $1 trillion infrastructure plan Mitch Landrieu, who as New Orleans mayor pushed the city into recovery after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

** The boss of the world’s second biggest airline has said that tackling climate change will make flying more expensive. “Over time, it’s going to cost us all more, but it’s the right approach that we must take,” Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian told the BBC.

** Nearly a dozen climate activists were found guilty in Delaware on charges of disorderly conduct and civil unrest following a protest outside of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in late June.

** Lordstown Motors’ shares dropped roughly 14% on Friday after the company disclosed further delays in getting its electric truck to market.

** A Michigan bill would stiffen penalties for ship operators who drag anchors through the Straits of Mackinac in the path of the Line 5 pipeline.


** Climate activist Greta Thunberg derided the COP26 Climate Summit in Scotland that concluded this weekend, summarizing it as “Blah, blah, blah.” Her characterization of the meetings as a lot of useless talk mirrored that of other critics – including some who viewed the proceedings from a much different perspective than the 18-year-old Swede.

** Royal Dutch Shell proposed moving its headquarters from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom and streamlining its structure Monday in hopes of making it easier to move forward in a world transitioning away from a dependence on fossil fuels.

** Energy producers gathered in Abu Dhabi following the COP26 U.N. climate talks called on Monday for greater inclusivity that would see more investment in hydrocarbons for energy security as they work to reduce emissions while developing their economies.

** As U.N. climate conference delegates considered how to save the planet over the weekend in Glasgow, Toyota Motor’s chief executive was in Japan racing an experimental hydrogen car – a vehicle he says could preserve millions of auto jobs.

** Russian gas flows through a key pipeline to Germany rose on Monday with no sign that Belarus’s president had acted on his threat to cut off supplies to the European Union as winter approaches.

**  In the Indian capital of New Delhi, it is that time of the year again. The city’s air quality index fell into the “very poor” category on Sunday, according to SAFAR, India’s main environmental monitoring agency, and in many areas levels of the deadly particulate matter reached around six times the global safety threshold.

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