Category: EPA

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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ND Pipeline Company Agrees to Pay $35 Million for Massive Pipeline Rupture

The U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges last week under the Clean Water Act against Summit Midstream Partners LLC, a North Dakota pipeline company that discharged 29 million gallons of produced water from its pipeline near Williston, North Dakota, over the course of nearly five months in 2014-2015. The discharge of more than 700,000 …

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Energy news in brief

** A federal judge says the Bureau of Land Management did not violate federal environmental law in approving oil and gas drilling permits near Navajo communities in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin. **  Colorado-based Jonah Energy, the first U.S. oil and gas company to join the United Nations Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, says it will begin measuring methane emissions …

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Energy news in brief

** The Energy Information Administration reported an inventory build of 3.6 million barrels of crude oil for the week to July 30. This compared with analyst expectations of a 2.9-million-barrel draw. For the previous week, the EIA had estimated an inventory draw of 4.1 million barrels. ** The Department of Energy issued a proposal on Tuesday to repeal a Trump administration rule creating a new …

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Energy news in brief

** A trade group representing some of America’s biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the cost of donuts, bread and other foods. ** Exxon Mobil Corporation’s investors are due to receive a payment of US$0.87 per share on 10th of …

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Energy news in brief

** Xcel Energy Inc. (reported 2021 second quarter GAAP and ongoing earnings of $311 million, or $0.58 per share, compared with $287 million, or $0.54 per share in the same period in 2020. ** The ALLETE, Inc.  board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents per share of common stock. On an annual basis, the …

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Energy news in brief

** Lime Rock Resources, acquirers and operators of producing oil and gas properties in the United States, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to buy oil and gas properties in the Delaware Basin of Texas for $508.3 million from a private seller. The transaction is expected to close on September 30. ** The …

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