Energy news in brief

** Halliburton Company has signed a strategic agreement with the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Center (ARTC) to become an anchor member, which will allow Halliburton to collaborate across industries with research and development projects that will advance next-generation technologies. Halliburton is the only oilfield services company with membership in ARTC which is led by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research.

** A ruling that will allow oil to keep flowing along the Straits of Mackinac has been enthusiastically received at Toledo Refining Co. in East Toledo, where some employees and management had feared that a permanent closure of that pipeline would, in turn, lead to a permanent shutdown of their refinery and the 550 jobs associated with it.

** North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appealed to Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state.

** The Associated Press reports coal mine closures and reduced output are upending the lives of hundredof mostly Native American workers in the Southwest, with the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribes set to lose millions of dollars in income.

** The Oklahoma Forestry Services Department is anticipating wetter weather this week, decreasing chances of wildfires or burn bans. Tuesday will also offer improved relative humidity values limiting fine-dead fuel moisture as well. Light winds speeds will
serve to moderate potential rates of fire spread. Initial attack activity is expected to be minimal and new fires should exhibit
little resistance to control.
The frontal passage entering Oklahoma Wednesday moving through Oklahoma into Wednesday is currently forecast to
deliver good opportunity for wetting rains across a large portion of Oklahoma.

** Saudia Arabia’s state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco plans to go public in what might turn out to be the world’s largest initial stock offering. Trading is set to start in December. Investors could value Saudi Aramco at nearly $1.5 trillion, making it the most valuable public company in the world.

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