October 12, 2021 archive

Why pipeline companies don’t like Nate Laps

  A former gas industry land agent who “switched sides” and now consults on behalf of landowners pushes federal regulators to shut down a pair of gas pipeline projects through Oklahoma and St. Louis. E&E News reports on the efforts of Nate Laps to help landowners in their fights with pipeline companies. Click here for E&E News.

First freeze of the season this weekend in Oklahoma?

  Yes, there really could be frost on the pumpkins sometime this week in Oklahoma. At least that’s the prediction and warning from Gary McManus, the State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Mesonet and the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. In his Tuesday morning newsletter, McManus wrote, “Oh by the way, the state will probably see its first …

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Data center to be built in Denton, Texas

  The North Texas city of Denton has been picked to be the site of a 300 megawatt blockchain data center by Core Scientific Holding Co. of Bellevue, Washington. Core Scientific is a blockchain infrastructure and digital asset mining firm and an affiliate of Tenaska Energy Inc., the same company with a power plant operation …

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Other energy stories around the US and world

** Protests at the White House on Monday led to 136 arrests, including many Indigenous leaders opposing fossil fuel projects. ** The Western States Petroleum Association has filed a 91-page lawsuit against California’s denial of fracking permit applications, claiming it oversteps the administration’s authority as laid out in the state Constitution. ** Mexico’s president presented details on …

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Apache ends flaring practice

  No more flaring—it’s the decision of APA Corp., the holding company for Apache Corporation. The company announced this week it has ended routine gas flaring on its U.S. onshore operations saying it has achieved one of its 2021 ESG goals three months ahead of schedule. “In early 2021, we set out to eliminate routine …

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