Headlines of other energy stories

** The Alaska Supreme Court narrowly decided Friday to dismiss a challenge to the state’s fossil fuel policy brought by Alaska youths. The split 3-2 decision came in a case brought by 16 youths, including Alaska Natives, against the state of Alaska, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and several state departments.

** A new report finds building two offshore wind farms near the Gulf Coast could create between 7,300 and 14,700 jobs during construction and 2,800 permanent operations and maintenance positions.

** The Senate Environment and Public Works and the House Select Climate Crisis committees will get back to business on Wednesday. EPW will dive into recycling legislation while the Climate Crisis Committee will talk about ways to expand domestic clean energy manufacturing via the bipartisan infrastructure package and the Build Back Better bill reported POLITICO.

** Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Monday announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of non-operated Permian Basin assets from Veritas Energy.  The closing settlement was $419.4 million in cash.

** Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. declared a cash distribution of $0.70 ($2.80 annualized) per common unit to unitholders of record as of February 7, 2022, and the related distribution to its general partner. These distributions are payable on February 14, 2022.

World

** U.K. wind farms produced a record amount of energy on Saturday, helping to ease the country’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels in the short-term. Wind generation rose as high as 18,431 megawatts, according to data from National Grid.

** Italy has rejected a request by Venezuela for the extradition of Rafael Ramirez, a once powerful oil minister and former head of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, his lawyer said on Saturday.

** A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand.

** An oil spill off the Peruvian coast earlier this month was twice as big as previously reported, according to the country’s government. Environment Minister Ruben Ramirez said Friday that almost 12,000 barrels of oil leaked into the sea on 15 January.

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