Sarah Palin has announced she’d be interested in becoming Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary before abolishing the department and relinquishing power to individual states. [Vox]

Job cuts in the petroleum industry reached nearly 196,000 globally last week after ConocoPhillips said it would cut 10 percent of its workforce and other energy firms announced more layoffs. [Fuel Fix]

Canadian energy company Emera has announced it will acquire Tampa based TECO Energy for about $6.48 billion. [The Street]

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