What Exxon and Chevron are doing with their new cash flow

SourceFinancial Times
SectorOil & Gas

Two things to start: The saga over whether the Dakota Access Pipeline will be shut down while an environmental review is carried out rumbles on after the US Army Corps of Engineers yesterday punted the decision back to the courts. The federal judge overseeing the case is expected to make a decision on whether to shut the line later this month.

And second, the Biden administration’s plan to slash US emissions gained pace yesterday after the Environmental Protection Agency announced a clampdown on hydrofluorocarbons.

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