** Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) proposed changes to permitting were not included in the final text of the National Defense Authorization Act, marking a failed effort by Democratic leadership to attach a measure that was opposed by both progressives and conservatives.
** Circle K, a global leader in convenience and mobility, announces its first-ever U.S. nationwide advertising campaign, “Fueled by Circle K.” Taking place over the next year, the campaign focuses on Circle K fuel, which is now available in over half of its 7,000 U.S. locations.
** Blackstone company Legence acquired Texas-based LORD Green Strategies, a merger that will create the largest ESG consulting company in the U.S.
** Energy Transfer LP announced the pricing of its $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.550% senior notes due 2028 and $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.750% senior notes due 2033 at a price to the public of 99.974% and 99.891%, respectively, of their face value.
** Nearly two-thirds of Ford’s 3,000 US dealerships have agreed to new no-haggle EV sales standards, CEO Jim Farley said Monday at a conference in Detroit, signaling a next-step for Ford as it aims to become the US’s number-one seller of EVs.
** The United States and Britain announced on Wednesday an energy partnership aimed at sustaining a higher level of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Britain and collaborating on ways to increase energy efficiency.
** Oil tankers hauling millions of barrels of Kazakh crude are being prevented from leaving the Black Sea to reach global markets following a move by Turkey to insist on proof they’re properly insured.
** Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government scrapped a controversial fuel price cap after a gasoline shortage swept the country. Cabinet Minister Gergely Gulyas blamed EU sanctions on Russian oil for roiling supplies.
** Germany is considering providing aid for a 10 billion-euro hydrogen project in Namibia, according to people familiar with the matter.
** -Russian largest oil producer Rosneft said on Wednesday its nine-month profit was hit by the transfer of assets in Germany which took control of a major Russia-owned oil refinery.