Investors have shown increased interest in energy companies due to escalating military tensions in the Middle East. This surge comes after an Iranian warship entered the Red Sea, sparking fears of potential crude-supply disruptions caused by Iran-backed Houthi rebels’ attacks on shipping in Yemen.
Chevron Faces Fourth Quarter Challenges
Chevron, a prominent energy company, has announced that it expects to incur charges between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in the fourth quarter. These expenses are attributed to regulatory challenges in California and the sale of previously owned oil and gas production assets in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hamas Leader Killed in Suspected Israeli Strike
Reports indicate that a top Hamas leader was killed in Beirut following a suspected Israeli strike. This event raises concerns about further escalation in Israel’s ongoing conflict against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Mexican Government Takes Control of Hydrogen Plant
In an effort to achieve self-sufficiency in fuel production, the Mexican government has ordered state oil company Pemex to seize control of Air Liquide’s hydrogen plant at the Tula refinery in Hidalgo state.