Energy news in brief

** The board of directors of Phillips 66 has declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per share on Phillips 66 common stock. The dividend is payable on March 2, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 18, 2020.

** The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable on March 2, 2020, to stockholders of record as of February 18, 2020.

** Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announcedthat it has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies, Boadwine Farms, Inc. and Mooody County Dairy Limited Partnership, to capture methane produced by nearly 12,000 dairy cows and heifers and convert it into renewable natural gas. The project is anticipated to produce 217,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas each year, which is equivalent to the amount of gas needed to drive 2,492 vehicles for a full year.

** Oregon Republicans have threatened to walk out of the legislature again to prevent a vote on climate policy.

** A 10-year study indicates Utah’s campaign against burning wood or other solid fuel is working, showing a dramatic reduction in pollution along the Wasatch Front.

** An Oregon lawmaker predicts a legal battle if the Trump administration tries to force approval of a liquified natural gas export project.

** The Navajo Nation makes a case for Tucson Electric Power to pay $100,000 per megawatt of coal capacity it owns in three plants being retired on or near the reservation.

** More than 100 residents living near a former coal plant along the Ohio River are suing the property owner, claiming the company is not informing the public about coal ash waste contained on the site.

** Two developers target a combined 4,000 acres in central Indiana for solar projects, raising farmland preservation concerns among some residents.

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