Ag & Energy Report 6.22.17

New York, NY - Oil prices could be impacted a Tropical Storm Cindy heads for the Gulf of Mexico.

Energy workers have been forced out of the Texas-Louisiana coastline.

The storm has already shut one-sixth of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, halted vessel unloadings at a major oil-import terminals.

The bright minds of tomorrow are pursuing careers in high tech instead of companies like Exxon Mobil.

62% of teens ages 16 to 19 say a career in oil and gas is unappealing, according to a survey of 1,200 young Americans that was released this week by EY. That includes 39% who say the industry is very unappealing.

The findings suggest big oil's environmental challenges and boom-to-bust nature have created a negative stigma that will make it difficult to attract talent in the future.

Tesla is almost ready to unveil the Model 3.

That's the first mass market car made by the company.

Roughly 400,000 people ordered the car sight unseen but in July they will get a chance to see the final version before deliveries begin at the end of the year.

America's biggest users of solar and wind power are big companies.

Reuters says Walmart and General Motors have become some of the nation's largest users of renewable energy, which is seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

Last year nearly 40% of U.S. wind contracts were signed by corporate power users.


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