Good morning! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,360 words, 5 minutes.
🛢️Breaking Wednesday: BP and Eni, the Italian multinational giant, said they are in formal talks to combine their oil, gas and LNG operations in Angola.
- Reuters notes it would "form one of Africa’s largest energy companies."
🎶 And happy birthday to The Who's Pete Townshend. A cut from his solo catalog is today's intro tune...