Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Energy news in brief

** PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would cease development of the natural gas pipeline it proposed to build from Pennsylvania to New Jersey because the project had not yet received all the required permits. ** The Biden administration puts the brakes on oil and gas drilling permit approvals after coming under fire for issuing too many. ** Widening …

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Energy news in brief

** President Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. would double its financial contributions to help developing nations combat and adapt to climate change. ** The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the first major step taken under President Joe Biden to curb climate change, releasing new regulations to phase down the use of a potent greenhouse gas used in …

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Energy news in brief

** Canadian-based PetroTal Corp. announced the completion of its fourth horizontal well in Peru’s Bretana oil field, a well producing 7,600 barrels of oil a day over a ten-day period. ** C F Industries, which uses hydrogen and nitrogen to make fertilizers and other products, said it has halted operations at its  U.K. manufacturing complexes due …

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Some oppose biggest solar farm in Kansas history

  It’s not a wind farm project that is opposed by some Eastern Kansas residents. It’s a $320 million solar farm in the southern part of Johnson County—the largest to be built in the state. NextEra Energy, the Florida-based energy is behind the effort to build the West Gardner Solar farm on 3,500 acres of …

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Oklahoma firms get USDA loans for renewable energy projects

  Three Oklahoma companies are among those set to receive part of the $464 million the USDA announced it is investing in solar, wind and other renewable energy projects in the Midwest and Great Plains. Central Rural Electric Cooperative headquartered in Stillwater will receive $88.7 million to improve 179 miles of electric lines throughout north-central …

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Arkansas groups eager for solar power expansion

  The recently announced government plan to increase solar power production across the U.S. gets the strong support of environmental groups in Arkansas.   Click here for KNWA story.

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**Royal Dutch Shell Plc is gearing up to restart oil pipelines off the U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially moving the region’s top driller one step closer to restoring some production shut by Hurricane Ida. Most of the pipelines will be ready to operate within a week, according to a person familiar with the matter. **OPEC could revise …

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Energy news in brief

** Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday said in a securities filing seven of its 10 offshore oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remain offline since Hurricane Ida. ** Experts say tens of thousands of people may abandon Louisiana after Ida, similar to the mass exodus that took place after Hurricane Katrina. ** A leak of …

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Energy news in brief

** Photos show what appears to be a miles-long oil slick near an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida, according to aerial survey imagery released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and reviewed by The Associated Press. **  Roughly a million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi still had no electricity …

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Sandia uncovers hidden factors affecting solar farms during severe weather

  Sandia National Laboratories researchers combined large sets of real-world solar data and advanced machine learning to study the impacts of severe weather on U.S. solar farms, and sort out what factors affect energy generation. Their results were published earlier this month in the scientific journal Applied Energy. Hurricanes, blizzards, hailstorms and wildfires all pose risks …

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