** A new report says President Biden’s federal ban on oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico threatens more than 345,000 offshore oil and gas jobs.
** North Dakota regulators hold their first hearing on plans by an ethanol producer to capture carbon dioxide emissions and store them underground.
** Facebook plans to power a new, $800-million data center in Mesa, Arizona, using 450 MW of capacity from three new solar installations.
** A new study finds that the wildfire smoke blanketing much of the drought-wracked Western U.S. could result in less rain by affecting the way droplets form in clouds.
** Wyoming’s drilling activity on public lands has tripled during the Interior Department’s oil and gas leasing pause.
** A Montana referendum measure will give voters an opportunity to reinstate a law that requires a statewide election to approve or reject nuclear power facilities proposed for the state.
** NuStar Energy L.P. CEO and President Brad Barron and other members of management will participate in virtual meetings with members of the investment community at the 2021 Citi One-on-One Midstream / Energy Infrastructure Conference on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and Thursday, August 19, 2021.
** Houston-based SilverBow Resources Inc. announced a $33 million all-stock transaction to acquire 45,000 net acres of oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford from an undisclosed seller.
** Interstate 70 in Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon reopened to one lane over the weekend after being closed due to flooding and mudslides.