Energy news in brief

** Oklahoma Gas and Electric is dealing with power outages due in part to strong winds that whipped Oklahoma and brought snow flurries and freezing temperatures.  As of mid-day on Monday, the utility was down to about 6,000 customers without power,down from 8,500 earlier in the day. The largest outages were in Shawnee where 1,675 customers didn’t have power and in Enid where the count was more than 1,500 customers.

** St. Louis-based coal company Foresight Energy LP has been delisted from trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE suspended trading based on “abnormally low” trading price levels.

** Alaskans are calling for greater financial transparency from Hilcorp, the company buying BP’s North Slope assets, as the company seeks to keep its records closed.

**  Iran discovered a new oil field holding more than 50 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. The find in the south of the country could boost its proven reserves by one-third amid its struggles to sell energy abroad due to U.S. sanctions.

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