Energy news in brief

** Southeast Texas player Yuma Energy is not doing reorganization, it’s liquidating. The Delaware corporation — which according to documents consulted by The Texas Energy Report, lists a Houston address — has had its voluntary Chapter 11 petition for relief under US bankruptcy laws converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation in Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

** –Lucid Energy Group in Dallas announced that industry veteran Sandra M. Stash has been appointed independent director, effective October 15, 2020.During her 39-year career, Ms. Stash has served as a senior executive for leading global energy companies including Tullow Oil, Talisman Energy, BP America, TNK-BP and Atlantic Richfield.

** A tank collapsed at an Ineos chemical plant adjoining the Husky Energy oil refinery in Lima, Ohio, on Sunday night, but there were no injuries, according to a local media report. The Allen County Emergency Management Agency on Sunday said on its Facebook page that an explosion occurred at the Lima refinery complex in Ohio but that there was no threat to the public.

** An American Electric Power affiliate is finalizing a long-term agreement to buy all of the power to be produced at a 50 MW solar project in central Ohio.

** A developer cancels plans for a 65 MW wind project in southern Wisconsin but does not say why.

** Officials in South Sioux City, Nebraska, deny a $3.3 million claim filed by a trustee involved in a financing agreement for a former waste-to-energy plant. 

** Idaho Power plans to end its agreement with a Nevada coal plant three years early, and will stop using coal entirely by 2030.

** A federal court will allow the Bureau of Land Management to reconsider the climate impacts of giving oil and gas developers access to public lands across five states.

** Four California community choice aggregators join with the state’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project to invest $65 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure programs.

** Oregon’s Supreme Court last week ruled against two young plaintiffs who argued the state hasn’t done enough to fight climate change.

** Ohio-based Lordstown Motors seeks to beat its competition to market by delivering its Endurance electric truck by September 2021.

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