Energy news in brief

** The Biden administration on Monday morning announced an interagency plan to deal with the effects of frequent extreme heat waves caused by global warming. The Department of Labor will develop regulations and processes to set and enforce regulations limiting extreme heat exposure for outdoor workers, in industries like agriculture, construction and delivery, and indoor workers, including factory, warehouse and kitchen staff.

** Dakota Access on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit whether the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin requires additional environmental review.

** Royal Dutch Shell Plc warned that production from two of its largest U.S. Gulf of Mexico fields won’t resume until next year after Hurricane Ida inflicted “significant structural damage.”

** U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Monday, extreme weather events this summer have elevated the urgency with which the Biden administration tackles the climate crisis.

** Energy officials from Qatar and Turkey, long-standing foes of the United Arab Emirates, descended on Dubai along with hundreds of other executives on Tuesday, flocking to the world’s largest gas expo and the industry’s first in-person conference since the pandemic began.

** Entergy asks Louisiana regulators for a rate increase to cover $2.1 billion in power grid repairs after last year’s hurricanes and February’s winter storm.

** Production resumes at two Michigan plants that manufacture battery modules for GM’s Chevrolet Bolt. 

** A North Dakota judge rules in favor of a recent state law that limits how much interest oil and gas companies have to pay for unpaid royalties and sets limits on how far back they have to pay.

** A 300-foot wind turbine collapses at the Ocotillo Wind Energy facility in Southern California, its second such incident in five years.

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