Energy news in brief

** Schlumberger Limited will hold a conference call on January 17, 2020 to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2019. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time.

** National Grid subsidiary Geronimo Energy has initiated commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm, a 200 MW project located in Clark County, South Dakota.

** Ameren uses goats to clear vegetation on rocky terrain along transmission right-of-ways in Illinois.

** General Motors has actively lobbied to extend federal tax credits for electric vehicles but has angered some Democrats by siding with the Trump administration on fuel efficiency standards.

** PG&E confirms a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of California wildfires ignited by its power lines, but says it will not admit fault for two of the fires.

** A new study of Colorado house sales between 2006 to 2014 indicates those near oil wells face lower values.

** Alaska’s Department of Revenue decreases its oil revenue forecast by $200 million, in the wake of prices and production running below spring expectations.

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