August 23, 2021 archive

North Dakota oil industry struggles to bring workers back

  North Dakota is the nation’s number 2 oil-producing state but its June production numbers were pretty flat. Crude oil production grew only slightly according to a report in the Williston Herald. Click here for Williston Herald

Rep. Mullin sees Port of Muskogee progress firsthand

  Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin spent his House recess meeting with various groups and also getting an update on work on the Port of Muskogee. In a letter to constituents, the Republican Congressman said he met with Port officials to see up close the progress made since the 2019 flood. “This port is vital …

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Energy news in brief

** EPA is preparing new quotas for how much biofuel must be blended into gasoline, as the administration balances competing interests from the oil and agriculture industries, Bloomberg reports. ** Boulder County, Colorado’s sheriff’s department adds a Tesla to its patrol-vehicle fleet. ** Alaska politicians denounce a federal judge’s order this week voiding approved permits for a major …

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Stalled progress made in air pollution fight in Arkansas

  A new report on air quality shows Arkansas cut its ozone levels in the past decade but hasn’t made much progress in the past five years. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports the “2020 State of the Air” report by the Arkansas Energy and Environment’s Office of Air Quality indicated the state has not exceeded …

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Colorado energy firm faces $1 million to $3 million in fines

  Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post   Denver based K.P. Kauffman Co. faces a possible $1.2 million in fines from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for violation of several oil and gas rules. The fines could grow as the Commission resumes a hearing this week into the alleged violations. The Denver Post …

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