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Energy news in brief

** New Orleans-based utility Entergy Corp. said that 207 transmission lines covering more than 2,000 miles were knocked down by Hurricane Ida’s wrath, and that the approximately 900,000 customers who do not have power in Louisiana and Mississippi may have to wait roughly three weeks for restoration. ** Enerplus Corporation announced that it has entered …

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Energy news in brief

** Nearly 95% of Gulf Coast oil and gas production was offline as Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and the Deep South. ** Top oilfield services firm Schlumberger Ltd. is asking U.S. employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccine status and said more customers are mandating vaccinations as a condition for working on their job sites, the …

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Energy news in brief

** Mexico’s state-owned oil firm Pemex has restored part of the oil production suspended after Sunday’s fatal fire that killed seven people, but the pace of output recovery could be slower than expected because of technical issues including well re-connection, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. ** An Australian company’s exploration well likely has tapped into a …

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** Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Tuesday the possible remains of two missing subcontractors had been found on one of its oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico following a weekend fire. ** Yara International now expects to sail the first autonomous, fully electric cargo ship in Norway by the end of 2021. The Yara Birkeland …

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Energy news in brief

** The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by opponents of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline, letting stand a key decision by independent regulators to allow construction on the project to proceed. ** North Dakota’s attorney general files a motion seeking to resume oil and gas leasing on public lands. **  U.S. Energy Storage Association …

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Energy news in brief

** At least five people have been killed and six injured in a fire at an offshore oil platform owned by Mexico’s state-run company Pemex. Rescue workers are still searching for two people who are missing. The fire also caused work to be halted at 125 oil wells for which the platform provides gas and electricity. ** The …

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Senators ask EPA to give small refiners a break

  Oklahoma U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe joined Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and 14 other senators in urging EPA Administrator Michael Regan to give a break to small refiners under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators sent a letter to Regan and asked him to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and …

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Federal court sides with EPA in decades-long Idaho wetlands dispute

  If POLITICO is on target, we might not have seen the last of any court challenges to WOTUS which was resurrected by the Biden administration, a move strongly opposed by Oklahoma’s congressional delegation. POLITICO reported this week how the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a nearly 20-year old legal battle, sided with …

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Energy news in brief

** Kinder Morgan said a Monday fire on its El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline (EPNG) near Coolidge, Arizona that killed two people and injured another had been extinguished and the pipeline segment remained shut. ** Cheniere Energy, Inc.  announced  that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC intends to offer, subject to market and …

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Energy news in brief

** The American Petroleum Institute is leading a lawsuit filed Monday challenging the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing in federal lands and waters. API and 11 other oil industry trade groups argue the Interior Department failed to satisfy procedural requirements and ignored congressional mandates for holding lease sales. ** Sierra Club executive …

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