Brief energy news

** Murphy Oil in El Dorado, Arkansas announced it plansto offer $550 million in Senior Notes due 2027. The company said it intends to use the net proceeds to purchase up to $550 million in outstanding senior notes due 2022.

**  Using $400 million in commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream, San Antonio’s Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners announced the formation of Midstream Energy Partners II, LLC. The newly-formed company is purchasing 137 miles of midstream assets in South Texas owned by Twin eagle Gardendale Pipeline, LLC.

** Morgan Stanley, National Geographic Society and the University of Georgia College of Engineering announced a partnership to scale and enhance the citizen science movement to help prevent and reduce plastic waste in coastlines and waterways through support for the Marine Debris Tracker (Debris Tracker). The Debris Tracker is a mobile app that allows individuals to log plastic waste pollution as well as a suite of educational materials about the sources of, and solutions to, plastic waste.

** North Dakota regulators are investigating Monday’s leak of 300 barrels of brine at a well site operated by Marathon Oil. Co. in the northwest part of the state. The state’s Oil and Gas Division reported the brine remained on site and was collected.

** Two reporters for E and E News have finished their 8,000 mile drive across the U.S. as they explored the challenges of electric vehicle charging stations. They started in Texas and ended in California.

** Axiom News reports Via San Francisco’s KCBS Radio, “A Santa Rosa brewery has apologized after launching a beer with a name that used an obscenity to criticize Pacific Gas & Electric.”

“Shady Oak Barrel House faced a cavalcade of criticism after announcing the debut of  its “F*** PG&E” pale ale on Nov. 6,” they report.


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