Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore said: "Coal is fast becoming the fossil of our energy system and it will soon be confined to the history books. To ensure this happens as soon as possible, we have committed to phasing out coal entirely by 2025."
U.S. Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week to 967, with oil rigs up 1 to 789, gas rigs down 4 to 177, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 1. Canada Rig Count is up 12 rigs from last week to 119, with oil rigs up 11 to 80 and gas rigs up 1 to 39.
The Strait of Hormuz, located between Oman and Iran, connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because of the large volumes of oil that flow through the strait. In 2018, its daily oil flow averaged 21 million barrels per day (b/d), or the equivalent of about 21% of global petroleum liquids consumption.
Indonesia's LNG exports plunged nearly 50% month on month in April to to 633,863 mt, while crude oil exports jumped 35% over the same period, detailed figures from Statistics Indonesia showed this week.