** The Environmental Protection Agency stunned scientists and local officials across the country on Wednesday by releasing new health advisories for toxic “forever chemicals” known to be in thousands of U.S. drinking water systems, impacting potentially millions of people.
** The White House is willing to use the same emergency wartime law it invoked to increase the production of baby formula and bolster solar manufacturing to boost the nation’s supply of gasoline.
** Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it plans an additional domestic factory line production suspension in June and July due to semiconductor shortages and a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its suppliers.
** Enbridge is considering a $256 million solar energy project at Ingleside export terminal at Houston. The solar project, dubbed Project Keen, would be developed on land adjacent the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center, which Enbridge acquired as part of a $3 billion deal last year.
** The United States and Mexico are working through disputes involving American companies in the Mexican energy sector worth more than an estimated $30 billion in investment, the U.S. ambassador to the country said on Wednesday.
** The United States will allow certain energy-related transactions with Sberbank, VTB Bank, Alfa-Bank and several other Russian entities to continue through Dec. 5, the U.S. Department of Treasury said on Tuesday.
** Canada’s minister of natural resources on Tuesday said U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a key Democrat, would likely block the passage of tax credits that favor U.S.-manufactured electric vehicles (EVs) and are opposed by Ottawa.
** Phillips 66 executive management will host a webcast at noon EDT on Friday, July 29, 2022, to discuss the company’s second-quarter 2022 financial results, which will be released earlier that day, and provide an update on strategic initiatives.
** On Wednesday, the countries of Egypt and Israel penned a deal with the European Union to increase liquid natural gas sales to EU member states that are hoping to reduce their dependency on petroleum-based fuel products from Russia.
** South Africa is thinking about importing oil from Russia to tackle soaring energy inflation. Fuel prices in South Africa are 29.2% higher in April than a year ago.
** Australia’s energy minister has urged households in New South Wales – a state that includes the country’s biggest city Sydney – to switch off their lights in the face of an energy crisis. Chris Bowen says people should not use electricity for two hours every evening if they “have a choice”.
** Finland’s 211-megawatt Piiparinmäki onshore wind farm has started commercial operations, clean energy fund manager Glennmont Partners said on Thursday.
** A private company that uses satellites to spot sources of methane emissions around the globe said Wednesday that it detected one of the largest artificial releases of the potent greenhouse gas ever seen, coming from a coal mine in Russia earlier this year.
** European gas prices surged as Moscow tightened its squeeze on crucial gas flows to the continent, forcing consumer nations to confront the prospect of keeping their economies running without Russian gas.