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** A near record number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers on Wednesday continued to jam the U.S. Gulf of Mexico while loading or waiting to load, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon. About 27 ships were on the way or near LNG terminals along the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday, according to the data.

** Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that oil and gas CEOs would soon be expected to testify before Congress with prices still high at the pump. Sen. Joe Manchin said he had “no problem bringing them in” to “explain basically how the process works.”

** Texas Governor Greg Abbott scolded the Biden administration for entreating Iran and other foreign oil producers to increase supplies in the face of surging energy prices.

** A Russian vessel carrying 8,000 tons of a petroleum-derived product was denied a request to dock at the easternmost tip of the United States. The ship’s operator asked on March 3 to dock in Eastport after being turned away from a port on the St. Lawrence Seaway by the Canadian government because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

** A federal appeals court picked apart a lower court ruling Wednesday that gutted President Joe Biden’s social cost of carbon, meaning federal agencies will be able to get back to using the figure in writing rules and assessing projects reported POLITICO.

** Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona dipped below a critical threshold on Tuesday raising new concerns about a source of power that millions of people in the U.S. West rely on for electricity.

** Utah children sue Gov. Spencer Cox over fossil fuel-friendly policies they say are fueling climate change and harming air quality.

** The nation’s highest paid federal employee is the president and CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority, who makes nearly $10 million while leading a utility that still gets huge chunks of its power generation from coal and methane.


** A Russian-owned superyacht can’t leave a dock in Norway — not because of sanctions, but because no one in the port will sell it fuel. The Ragnar is owned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent who has long been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin according to NPR.