Energy news in brief

**Houston’s Key Energy Services, Inc. reported a third quarter net loss of nearly $27 million or about $1.30 per share in the company, marking a second consecutive quarterly loss. Consolidated revenues were $106.5 million compared to $112.9 million and a net loss of $18.3 million reported in the second quarter of 2019.

** Xcel Energy-Colorado is running into strong headwinds as it makes its case to state regulators for a rate increase that would net it $158 million more a year and raise residential customers’ monthly bill an average of about 6.5% or $6.79 a month.

** A new group calling itself OneAlaska has formed to fight a ballot initiative that seeks to boost production taxes paid by Alaska’s largest oil companies. The group — consisting of small-business owners, a union leader, a Native corporation chair and others — filed with the Alaska Division of Elections this week, a statement from OneAlaska said.

** In Wisconsin, a publicly funded project to turn cow manure into fuel is getting a second look after failure to win local support led to delays, design changes and cost increases. The Public Service Commission asked for a re-evaluation of the Brown County project, known as BC Organics, to determine if it should still qualify for a $15 million grant awarded in 2017.

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