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Veriten is an energy-focused knowledge platform that brings diverse perspectives to the energy transition environment, helping industry and investors make informed decisions. Independent and employee-owned, we are committed to truth in energy, strength through partnership, rigorous research, and intellectual honesty. Our mission is to help the world achieve energy abundance, while minimizing environmental harm. We provide a robust analytical approach, technical expertise, and fact-based content to guide all stakeholders across traditional energy and new energy markets. Through our online and mobile platforms, we educate, entertain, inform and collaborate with energy producers, energy consumers, academics, politicians, policymakers, and any other open-minded individuals and organizations. Veriten is your pipeline for energy nourishment. Tap in.

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Veriten is an energy-focused knowledge platform that brings diverse perspectives to the energy transition environment, helping industry and investors make informed decisions. Independent and employee-owned, we are committed to truth in energy, strength through partnership, rigorous research, and intellectual honesty. Our mission is to help the world achieve energy abundance, while minimizing environmental harm. We provide a robust analytical approach, technical expertise, and fact-based content to guide all stakeholders across traditional energy and new energy markets. Through our online and mobile platforms, we educate, entertain, inform and collaborate with energy producers, energy consumers, academics, politicians, policymakers, and any other open-minded individuals and organizations. Veriten is your pipeline for energy nourishment. Tap in.

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 96 Featuring Rob West

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 96 Featuring Rob West

    For our first COBT episode of 2022, we had the great pleasure of hosting Rob West, Founder and Lead Analyst at Thunder Said Energy. With the ongoing crisis in European gas markets and the tense uncertainties over Russian troop deployments along Ukraine's border, it was rather fitting that Rob joined us live from Estonia for our global energy and energy transition discussion. 

    Rob shared the background story on how and why he founded Thunder Said Energy in 2019. One of his main objectives is to identify and track already-existing technologies that could realistically decarbonize the global economy at acceptable cost in coming decades. Then he estimates the optimal mix to accomplish that goal and shares his findings with his clients. To that end, he presented some of the core cost and risk findings from his year-ahead outlook, published yesterday: "Energy crisis: ten themes for 2022?". It was a fantastic and timely conversation and one we know you will enjoy as much as we did!

    To start the show, Mike Bradley provided a substantial overview of key energy themes for 2022 and reviewed this week's developments in OPEC+ governance and oil production strategy. Matt Portillo shared the TPH Research outlook for natural gas and crude oil in 2022. Colin Fenton bended our minds with a journey from how the multiverse plot device in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise is starting to shape other cultural conventions (including energy policy) to yesterday's data on Tesla vehicle inventory currently in stock within 200 miles in Boston. (The punchline is the inventory is scarce, very expensive, and mostly located in New York and New Jersey).

    ​​​​As you all likely know, my official last day at TPH is this Friday, January 7th. My experience at TPH has been a once-in-a-lifetime endeavor and I thank all of you and our past and present TPHers who made it possible. TPH is a special organization and I expect it to continue to thrive.
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    As of this Friday, we are spinning out COBT into a new business called Veriten, taken from "veritas" and energy to represent "truth in energy." This new energy information platform will have one key mission: to improve the quality and purpose of current debate around the future of energy and the environment. Like you, we want to see a meeting of the minds on climate, economic development, national security, and technology that is as productive and civil as the issues are serious.

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    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 95 Texas Teachers Teach-In with Carolyn Hansard

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 95 Texas Teachers Teach-In with Carolyn Hansard

    While we can't believe we are reaching the end of 2021, today we had a fantastic visit with Carolyn Hansard, Senior Director - Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, from the Teacher Retirement System ("TRS") of Texas to complete an amazing year of COBT guests. Carolyn's background includes 9 years at TRS and 17 years at Merrill Lynch in London, Tokyo, and New York. She is a longtime friend of ours! 

    To begin, Carolyn walks us through an overview of TRS and their portfolio. TRS is one of the largest pension funds in the nation and Texas educators make up roughly 6% of the state's population. We touch on the considerations Carolyn and her team make when investing, how those considerations may differ by state, framework for risk and disruption, cryptocurrency and a few concerns to watch over the next few years. With Carolyn, we hit on all the questions you might expect us to, with a twist here and there. Hearing Carolyn addressing the issues of the day from the vantage point of a $19 billion energy investor really adds a lot of perspective. We think you'll enjoy the conversation as much as we did! 

    The kickoff today was really great. Everyone hit on some of their top themes of 2021. Mike Bradley rattled off a ton of them, with the performance of classic energy being key. Matt Portillo hit on some of the big picture investor themes and preferences underlying that performance. Chad Michael, our new President, reviewed some transactional themes for the year as well. Lastly, Colin Fenton gave a robust summary of the "truth tellers" versus the "dogmatists" as he reflected on the big questions of the year. 

    Today's COBT is our last for the year. Like you, we are very excited about spending some time with our family and friends. On January 4th, we will be back with a session featuring Rob West from Thunder Said Energy. Rob is a fresh energy thinker and we can't wait to visit with him. We will also share our own reflections on 2021 and introduce our big picture thoughts for 2022. 

    And... WE ARE MOVING! As you may know, I will be transitioning out of TPH on January 7th. It has been a magical 14 years and 15 days. We are planning on standing up "COBT" as a new platform and that's going to be a very exciting thing. You will be able to find us in the future at our new webpage, www.veriten.com. The first episode of COBT in the new format will be coming your way on Wednesday morning, February 2nd! 

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    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 94 Featuring Amy Myers Jaffe

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 94 Featuring Amy Myers Jaffe

    Today we had the pleasure of hosting Amy Myers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at the Tufts University Fletcher School. Amy has taught energy policy, business, and sustainability courses at several distinguished universities and recently published "Energy's Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security."
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    Our discussion spanned several topics including investor interest in energy, Amy's new book, and hearing about the community at Tufts and what current students are interested in. It was a meaty discussion and we sincerely thank Amy for spending the time with us.

    The TPH crew ran through a few items to start: our energy strategist Mike Bradley looked at the energy market over the past week, European energy prices, PPI/CPI vs. government bond prices, and shared an interesting observation about TIME's person of the year. Matt Portillo noted considerations around return to capital in the upstream space and tag-teamed with Matthew Blair who covered key takeaways from a TPH Research conference call on Renewable Volume Obligation and its effects on pricing. Colin Fenton walked us through three prices to pay attention to as we approach year-end.
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    Institutional Communication Only. Under FINRA Rule 2210, this communication is deemed institutional sales material and it is not meant for distribution to retail investors. Recipients should not forward this communication to a retail investor.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 93 "From Russia with Slight Optimism"

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 93 "From Russia with Slight Optimism"

    We are in the middle of an eventful energy news week and are very excited to dig in with all of you for this week's session. We are so pleased to welcome back our good friend Alexander Zaslavsky, Horizon Client Access, to share his expertise in Russian geopolitics and help us understand the current state of energy in Russia and its outlying countries. Oh yes, and one more thing, to help us understand why they might invade Ukraine!

    With so much to cover after a meaty introduction, we quickly dove into the current European energy situation, Russian political news, a bit of history with Russian pipelines, Putin, China's role, Russian oil and gas companies, the Ukraine, and much more. It was an engaging global discussion and we know you will enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you Alex for visiting with us!​​​​​

    As mentioned, today's introduction was packed with information: Mike Bradley shared an energy market update and prepped us for our session with Alex with an insightful summary of the top five Russian oil companies stock performance over the last year. Back from NYC, Matt Portillo highlighted client feedback from recent TPH Research marketing trips. Craig Webster joined to report on recent methane headlines including letters that the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology sent to ten companies in the Permian Basin requesting data on their methane measurement and new technology ideas. Also noteworthy is EQT's response to Senator Warren. Colin Fenton also arranged a few slides showing US vs. European natural gas fundamentals over the last 20 years to help frame our European energy discussion.

    • 53 min
    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 92 "Icing? We Don't Even Have the Cake" - a Cyber Security Conversation with Lior Frenkel

    C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 92 "Icing? We Don't Even Have the Cake" - a Cyber Security Conversation with Lior Frenkel

    We had the pleasure of hosting Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall Security for today's informative session about cybersecurity and energy. Lior has over 20 years of experience with hardware and software research and development and his knowledge in the industry is unparalleled. We had an engaging and eye-opening conversation about cybersecurity threats and Waterfall's unidirectional gateway technology.

    Headquartered in Israel, Waterfall's technology protects power plants, pipelines, food and beverage manufacturers, railway systems, airports and more. Their mission is to revolutionize how industries protect physical assets and industrial processes from cyber-attacks. While we may think we are all non-targets for cyber-attacks, with the right capabilities and motivation all institutions are at risk, especially in the industrial sector. Thank you Lior for spending time with us!

    ​​​​​​To start the session, Mike Bradley talked about overall market volatility, crude oil trading levels, ranges and technical support, and lastly the mood in the market following the SPR announcement, the new COVID variant,  and today's Fed testimony. Matt Portillo added to Mike's comments with an update on natural gas and Colin Fenton closed out the opening with a crude oil options market deep dive.

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    Institutional Communication Only. Under FINRA Rule 2210, this communication is deemed institutional sales material and it is not meant for distribution to retail investors. Recipients should not forward this communication to a retail investor.

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    C.O.B. Tuesday Special Edition: Thanksgiving Day is a Workday in Energy!

    C.O.B. Tuesday Special Edition: Thanksgiving Day is a Workday in Energy!

    First of all, a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We all have much to be thankful for and here at TPH/COBT, we are particularly thankful for your friendship. 

    Last year on Thanksgiving, we gambled and did something that was not only fun but ended up being pretty popular. We did a video featuring energy professionals working on Thanksgiving Day. We were lucky enough to get representation from Phillips 66, Diamondback, Plains All American, and Liberty Oilfield Services. I bumped into a good friend at the API Dinner a couple of weeks ago he asked if we were up to do it again. We honestly hadn't decided at that point but the more we thought about it, the more we wanted to do it. 

    So here we go! This year's line-up showcases energy life in the field in the Permian, at a natural gas plant south of Dallas, at a control center here in Houston, and at a huge LNG facility in Louisiana. Special thanks to the executive teams at Halliburton, Calpine, and Cheniere for helping us get this done. And special thanks to the group who pulled themselves away from the important jobs they do every day to join us in a Special Thanksgiving discussion: 

    Robert Dewitt, Calpine
    Christopher Jerez, Halliburton
    Andrew Sleet, Cheniere
    Luke Yardy, Calpine

    I don't want to spoil it because I really hope you watch... but the one thing that is inescapable in this video discussion is the determination and grit of the energy industry. It is more than a little reminiscent of the men and women in our Armed Forces. We can rely on them, their work never stops, they are big-hearted, they are smart, and they make it happen for the rest of us. 
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    You will hear in the session that we mention the Thanksgiving table and all of the relatives who might want to talk about energy. For fun, we reached out to Alex Epstein and asked him for his Thanksgiving talking points. As you will see in the attached link, Alex volunteered to help you with your Thanksgiving energy discussions. :-)

    Let me wrap this up and let you get back to your Thanksgiving festivities. Please enjoy the day and thank you again for your continued friendship. We would be nowhere without you. 

    God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving holiday. All the best from the COBT Team!

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