** U.S. Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as they probe what caused the rupture of an offshore oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on Southern California beaches.
** The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.125 per share, or $0.50 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2021, to stockholders of record as of November 15, 2021.
** Members of the union representing locked-out workers at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery have submitted a petition to force a vote on removing the union, the union and company said this week.
** General Motors will be upping its investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure by nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars, in a bid to lure drivers who may otherwise be leery of charging availability to EVs.
** A barge company responsible for a Mississippi River oil spill that significantly damage shoreline habitat in south Louisiana in 2008 has agreed to pay $2.1 million in damages and buy and preserve a wildlife habitat just miles from downtown New Orleans.
** The Biden administration is mulling a release of emergency oil reserves as one of several options to ease a global energy crisis that has resulted in surging prices for consumers, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said this week.
** More than 300 Indigenous, public health and environmental groups petition the Biden administration to stop issuing water permits for fossil fuel infrastructure, saying such projects are not in the public interest.
** Tribal lawyers ask a judge to block excavation at a proposed Nevada lithium mine after new evidence confirms federal troops massacred 31 Paiute people at the site in 1865.
** A new study finds diesel backup generators have proliferated in California over the last three years, hampering efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
** A Cleveland-based startup is developing an electric motorcycle that company officials expect to be in demand as local clean energy targets expand.
** A Kinder Morgan subsidiary in North Dakota plans to build a 2.9-mile, $5.4 million pipeline to connect to the Dakota Access pipeline and reach “various mid-continent markets.”
** A Kentucky judge rules against landowners who wanted him to take a closer look at a proposed natural gas pipeline to a Jim Beam bourbon plant.