Yes, the appointees across the board are simply campaign chips to be played
sadly, another case where managing expectations (downward) is currently my only defense against the insanity
I do sense some optimism of improvement in the upstream environment, but still no juice has been squeezed to fill the empty chalice of hope for domestic oil production
That would take some evidence of results in permitting
The Lease sale that was court-mandated to take place before the end of 2022 .... was held on Dec 30th, had exactly one company bid .... on one lease block
WTI low $80's is a lot less painful for the general public than $100, some stability would be welcome
Where's the next curveball going to come from?