⛏️ 10% — the amount of global exports of “critical raw materials” are subject to some kind of export restrictions, a new OECD paper finds, Ben writes.
- Why it matters: The multilateral organization warns that trade barriers on materials like lithium and rare earth minerals could slow progress on low-carbon transition. Reuters has more.
🛢️ 5.8% — the boost in shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources share price after the Wall Street Journal reported Exxon’s “preliminary talks” about an acquisition.
- Yes, but: The story has significant caveats about the possibility of the shale mega-deal coming to pass.
🚗 41% — the share of Americans either “very” or “somewhat” likely to buy an EV as their next car, per new polling from AP and the University of Chicago.
- Yes, but: Costs and charging availability are significant deterrents, the poll shows. AP has more.