** ExxonMobil plans to reduce staffing levels across a number of its European affiliates. It is anticipated that up to 1,600 positions would be impacted by the end of 2021 across the company’s affiliates in Europe.
** CF Industries announced the company will make a $41.4 million capital investment to enhance nitric acid production at the world’s largest nitrogen fertilizer complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
** Entergy Arkansas says customers who sign up for a new optional solar purchase program will collectively save $60 million over the next 19 years.
** U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes releases a report which concludes that retrofitting the San Juan Generating Station with carbon capture technology would result in significantly more jobs for northwestern New Mexico.
** Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says the state’s lawsuit against the state of Washington over a blocked coal export terminal may still have a chance to be heard thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
** Chevron Nigeria plans to cut 25% of its staff. The company, which operates a joint venture with Nigeria’s state owned NNPC, said it needed to make the adjustments to remain competitive in light of the prevailing business climate.
** The median home sale price in the U.S. increased 14% year over year to $319,769—the highest on record, according to Redfin.
** Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is silent on the reasons the chairman of the state’s utility regulator is not being reappointed.
** A federal judge’s ruling last week says a Tennessee county waited too long to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority and a contractor over the cleanup of the nation’s largest ever coal ash spill.
** Entergy and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments break ground on a pair of solar projects in Louisiana totalling 70 MW of capacity.
** Analysts say major automakers walk a fine line as they promote the benefits of electric vehicles while still relying primarily on internal combustion models.