Martin Luther King Jr. would have been ninety-one years old on January 15th. He lived less than half that time, but his legacy continues to have a lasting influence on modern civil rights, and so much more. Today we honor his memory and commitment to the betterment of mankind.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
With that in mind, we present this week’s Jolt.
Why So Crude? Crude oil prices remained relatively stable last week as the markets settled down in the wake of geopolitical tension in the Middle East. Prices saw small decrease as gasoline and distillate inventories continued to build. Traders continue to monitor trade tensions between China and the US but most are taking a wait and see approach as phase one of the trade deal is finalized. The Baker Hughes oil rig count rebounded last week, going from 659 to 673 and indicating increased domestic production.
Staying Put! Natural gas inventories remain elevated as we reach the midpoint of winter. – Seeking Alpha
Like What? Watch scientists use electricity to herd skin cells like sheep. – Science Mag
2020 Vision? Augmented reality is cool and all, but it’s hard to shake the idea that staring at our smartphone screens isn’t the optimal way to experience AR. Startup Mojo Vision has developed augmented reality contact lenses that promise to make viewing AR content a whole lot more seamless. – Digital Trends
Helping Our Veterans! Marathon Energy’s team member Stephanie Leggio, her husband, and a network of friends, collected and delivered gently-used coats and jackets for the United States Veterans Initiative. Stephanie’s family boasts a a long line of servicemen, so giving back is a way they can show appreciation for the sacrifices of Veterans and their families.
Remember, if you or your company are involved in helping your community, please let us know by emailing us here. After all, Marathon Cares.