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Navigating the Complex World of Energy and Economics

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The latest episode of Gasonomics, hosted by Tim Snyder, Chief Economist with Matador Economics, focuses on the intricate dance between global alliances, energy markets, and the potential threats to the US Dollar’s dominance. As President Biden attends the G-20 Summit, the episode delves into the dynamics of the BRICS alliance, now expanded to BRIICS…

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New U.S. Oil Auctions Say “Nothing” About Short-Term Drilling. U.S. Energy Policy is Still Shy on New Oil Leasing.

U.S. oil auctions are back…sort of. In a significant move since the passage of President Joe Biden’s landmark climate change law, the U.S. held its first sale of oil and gas drilling rights on federal lands in late May, attracting over $78 million in high bids. This auction of 19 parcels in New Mexico,…

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Energy Transition from Fossil Fuels: Is It Sustainable, Obtainable, and Realistic?

There is a desire and movement from many sectors in the United States to shift its reliance on fossil fuels to alternative fuel sources. But is that want doable at scale, and does it make economic sense? Rare earth materials, which many industries rely on for alternative energy sources, are challenging to come by and…

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What’s Driving Energy Prices This Week?

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and OPEC+ oil producers announced they would cut oil output by more than one million barrels per day. Subsequently, energy prices spiked, with the current national gas average sitting at $3.65 per gallon. But oil and gas prices aren’t the only thing shifting right now…worldwide trade currency is for some…

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Climate Change, Fact, Fiction or Fashion?

The past few years, there has been more focus on addressing climate change through key actions such as 100 percent zero-emission vehicle acquisition by 2035 and achieving net-zero emissions procurement by 2050. Why the sudden focus on these green initiatives, and is climate change really happening? Will new regulations have a detrimental impact on…

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What Happened to Silicon Valley Bank?

By now, everyone’s heard the Silicon Valley Bank collapse story. Its repercussions are, at present, still sending shockwaves across the banking system, leaving the experts, pundits, the Fed, and everyone wondering if another pillar will drop or can the system hold together. While the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) seemingly happened overnight, were…

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A Deep Dive into this Week’s International Energy Complex

On the latest episode of Gasonomics, Tim Snyder of Matador Economics takes a deep dive into the recent week’s energy complex. The macro data is out: the consumer price index, producer price index, and retail sales for this time reveal new worries for a continuation of the numbers – and mean lower markets with higher…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Gasonomics: What’s Up in Energy? More Oil Getting Pulled from Reserves
February 21, 2023

Explore the latest in the energy complex on the new podcast, Gasonomics with host Tim Snyder of Matador Economics. From the latest renewable energy news to the economic implications of the oil and gas industry, join Snyder as he gives an engaging and in-depth look at the energy sector. In the inaugural episode of Gasonomics,…

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