August 2, 2021 archive

Energy news in brief

** The I-40 bridge over the Mississippi river separating Arkansas and Tennessee reopened over the weekend after a massive crack was discovered in early May. ** Mexico’s state power utility has struck a deal with Canada’s TC Energy Corp to develop a natural gas pipeline in the country’s south and consolidate the firm’s contracts in the …

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Recharging your smartphone could be simpler and faster

  Scientists at Kansas State University are exploring a material they contend will lead to not only super thin smartphones but a faster way of recharging the devices. Their study focused on graphene, a “wonder material” that could be used to print supercapacitors that could one day replace batteries and also lead to flexible electronics …

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Rep. Mullin critical of Dems for ignoring best energy solutions

  The $600 billion spending package passed by House Democrats last week drew criticism from Oklahoma Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin who said it’s nothing but another socialist wish list. Rep. Mullin, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said it also abandons the all-of-the-above energy strategy that “significantly improved our nation’s energy independence.” …

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1,400-acre solar farm proposed in Missouri

  Applied Energy Services started the ball rolling for what will be the largest solar farm in Missouri. The company wants to locate the 1,400 acre project near Troy Mills in Adair County reported KTVO news. Click here for KTVO news.  

Kansas Senators request meeting with President to discuss biofuels in climate agenda

  Kansas U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are among a handful of Senators who want a meeting with President Biden to discuss biofuels in his energy and climate agenda. WIBW TV in Topeka reported the senators are focusing on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Click here for WIBW story.

United Energy announces Oklahoma acquisitions

  United Energy announced Monday the acquisition of 240,000 acres of oil and gas holdings in Oklahoma and Kansas. The Plano, Texas based company did not disclose an acquisition price but said it included operated and non-operated oil and gas leases including 2,200 plus wells and 1,200 miles of natural gas pipelines. The holdings are …

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Electric vehicles a perfect fit for rural Kansas?

  An environmental group tries to make the case for electric cars and trucks in rural Kansas. The Environmental Defense Fund says they’re a perfect fit for the state according to the Hutchinson News.   Click here for Hutchinson News