Senators support airline alliance that benefits Oklahoma

    As American Airlines and JetBlue seek dismissal of a Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against their Northeast Alliance, Oklahoma U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford have come to the defense of the two airlines. The airlines filed a motion this week in U.S. District Court in Boston in defense of their alliance …

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Baker Hughes shows rig count growth nationally

  The weekly Baker Hughes rig report was just opposite of one released by Enverus. While Enverus reported a decline of 6 rigs nationally, Baker Hughes reported a growth of 6 rigs bringing the national count to 569. The newest count from Baker Hughes showed 6 more oil rigs for a total of 467 while …

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Rig count grows in Anadarko Basin but drops nationally reports Enverus

  The active U.S. rig count fell by four in the last week to 656 as of Nov. 23, according to Enverus Rig Analytics. The count is up 2% over the last month and 67% in the last year. The largest week-over-week increases occurred in the Gulf Coast, which gained six rigs for a total of …

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ONE Gas to participate in Mizuho U.S. Utility Summit

    ONE Gas, Inc. leaders plan to take part in next week’s Mizuho U.S. Utility Summit. The virtual event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 and will include Robert S. McAnnally, president and chief executive officer, Caron Lawhorn, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Curtis Dinan, senior vice president and chief operating …

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Halliburton makes Dow Jones ESG list

Halliburton Company announced it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, which highlights the top 10% most sustainable companies per industry. The DJSI measures the performance of best-in-class companies selected using environmental, social and governance  criteria. “At Halliburton, we embed sustainability into everything we do, and we’re honored the DJSI recognized …

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EIA–utilities spending more on electricity delivery, less on power production

Source: Graph by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Financial Reports, as accessed by Ventyx Velocity Suite Over the past decade, major utilities in the United States have been spending more on delivering electricity to customers and less on producing that electricity according to a new report from …

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Friday’s energy news headlines

** POLITICO says two Republicans on the Federal Trade Commission are asking the White House for any proof of illegal activity by the oil and gas industry to raise gasoline prices, which Biden asked FTC Chair Lina Khan to investigate last week. Commissioners Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson requested evidence “so that we might consider …

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Microgrid demonstrated at Ft. Hood, Texas

  Using energy storage, backup generators, solar power and uninterruptible power system, a Colorado-based company successfully demonstrated how a microgrid can ensure power production at Ft. Hood, Texas. Power management company Eaton, in partnership with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Department of Public Works at Fort …

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New Mexico Environment Dept releases assessment report

The New Mexico Environment Department released a first-of-its kind performance assessment report that offers the public, stakeholders, and legislators the opportunity to track the Department’s progress in protecting public health and the environment. The new report, developed by NMED’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, is the first installment in reporting on 47 performance measures over five …

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Congressmen wants clarity on climate supervision and finances

  Republicans on a U.S. House Committee want some answers about proposed climate change related supervision framework for financial institutions. The letter requests the OCC provide clarity on its potential proposal of a climate change related supervision framework for financial institutions. Specifically, their questions to Michael Hsu, acting head of the Office of the Comptroller …

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