Energy news in brief

** Canadian-based PetroTal Corp. announced the completion of its fourth horizontal well in Peru’s Bretana oil field, a well producing 7,600 barrels of oil a day over a ten-day period.

** C F Industries, which uses hydrogen and nitrogen to make fertilizers and other products, said it has halted operations at its  U.K. manufacturing complexes due to high natural-gas prices with no timelines given when production might resume.

** Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Monday it expected its crude transfer station in the Gulf of Mexico to be offline for repairs until the end of 2021 due to damages from Hurricane Ida.

** Prices for coal are surging around the world as a shortage of natural gas spurs demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate electricity. Benchmark prices in Asia are at a 13-year high and within striking distance of a record.

** Royal Dutch Shell plans to start producing low-carbon jet fuel at scale by 2025, in an attempt to encourage the world’s airlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

** Sen. Joe Manchin wants a “strategic pause” until 2022 on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $3.5 trillion spending plan, according to a new report.

** The world’s longest-running thermal solar facility, located in the Mojave Desert, begins to retire most of its generating capacity.

** Nearly two decades after it was first proposed, a $1.1 billion natural gas plant in southwestern Michigan is nearing completion.

** A man who pleaded guilty to shipping low-level nuclear waste without proper labeling to a Kentucky landfill receives probation but no prison time.


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