Energy news in brief

** Saudi Arabia’s energy giant, Aramco is in advanced talks to sell up to a 49% stake in its oil pipelines to a consortium of U.S., Chinese and local investors for between $10 billion and $15 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

** Two House Republicans are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to a decision by the agency’s new leader to remove dozens of scientists and other experts from two key advisory boards.

** Senator Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, has called on three oil and gas executives from BP America, ExxonMobil and Chevron to testify next Thursday at a hearing on climate change.

** The finance chief and two other top executives at Limetree Bay Ventures, operator of a long-stalled Caribbean oil refinery, are stepping down, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters.

** Canada’s largest pipeline companies TC Energy and Enbridge Inc see opportunities in their extensive natural gas businesses as a transition to cleaner energy evolves, their chief executives said on Wednesday. The two Calgary-based companies are among North America’s largest energy infrastructure firms.

** Norwegian energy firm Equinor and British utility SSE have agreed to jointly develop the world’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled power plant in Britain, the companies said on Thursday.

** General Motors is testing new technologies and manufacturing processes aimed at reducing the cost of electric vehicle batteries and dependence on price-sensitive metals.

** Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota seeks tribal consultation and pushes the Biden administration to keep the Dakota Access pipeline open during an environmental review.


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