Energy news in brief

** Enbridge Inc said on Wednesday its Line 3 pipeline would be operational from Oct. 1, marking the completion of a long-delayed replacement project that would increase the capacity of crude deliveries from Canada to U.S. refineries.

** ConocoPhillips is offering to sell about $500 million in conventional oil and gas properties in the top U.S. oil basin, according to a marketing document seen by Reuters, hoping to unload less valuable acreage after two major shale acquisitions.

** The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a petition this session by Dakota Access pipeline operators who dispute a lower court’s finding that the project needs further environmental review.

** The daughter of a Texas man who died from hypothermia during February’s winter storm sues the state’s grid manager and an electric company.

** U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa supports recent efforts to build out carbon dioxide pipelines as a way to combat climate change.

**  Some companies seek exemptions from a new North Dakota law requiring wind farms to install technology that keeps the lights atop turbines blinking red all night.

** The Biden administration revokes a Trump-era rule that let oil, gas and coal companies lower royalty payments by selling federal minerals at a reduced cost to subsidiaries.

** The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced an investment of over $1 million in five projects to help make advanced manufacturing processes and supply chains more cyber-secure.

** The U.K. is deploying its reserve tanker fleet to ease a fuel crisis that’s brought chaos to the nation’s gas stations, while Army drivers will be used within “days,” Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said.

 

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