Pig poop gas power grows in Missouri

  Those “manure-to-energy” projects are growing as witnessed in Missouri where two companies have teamed up to convert pig poop methane into renewable natural gas. The $45 million investment was announced by Monarch Bioenergy which according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a joint venture of giant pork producer Smithfield Foods and St. Louise-based Roeslein …

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Report shows oil and gas is largest private sector in Oklahoma—hands down

  The people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas are a catalyst for the state’s economy, providing one-third of the total economic output and more than 350,000 jobs. They are also having a big impact on funding for state and local services, contributing millions of dollars to education and roads. A new report completed by …

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Pennsylvania Dems don’t support fracking ban

If Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and the other Democratic presidential hopefuls really want to ban fracking as they profess, they’ll have to convince some Democratic leaders in gas-rich Pennsylvania.  And so far, they haven’t. The Democrats on stage Wednesday night in Las Vegas all spoke of banning hydraulic fracking, but the Associated Press …

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Lower revenues reported by Enable Midstream

Enable Midstream Partners, LP announced financial and operating results for fourth quarter and full-year 2019. Net income attributable to limited partners was $18 million for fourth quarter 2019, a decrease of $156 million compared to $174 million for fourth quarter 2018. Net income attributable to common units was $9 million for fourth quarter 2019, a …

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Higher earnings reported by ONE Gas

ONE Gas, Inc.  announced its fourth quarter and full year 2019 financial results, which included diluted earnings per share of $0.96 and $3.51, respectively. Highlights include: Fourth quarter 2019 net income was $51.2 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, compared with $44.7 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2018; Full year …

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4Q earnings are down for Williams Companies

  Tulsa-based Williams leaders remain exuberant about the company’s operations in 2019 and what lies ahead even though the company’s revenues of $2.1 billion for the fourth quarter 2019 decreased from $2.2 billion a year ago.   Fourth quarter net income from continuing operations and available to common stockholders was $138 million, up $710 million …

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NGL notifies SEC of sale of some operations

Tulsa-based NGL Energy Partners LP notified the Securities and Exchange Commission this week that its sale of the company’s operations is complete. The sale of the refined products marketing business in the mid-continent region and the gas blending business in the southeastern and eastern regions of the U.S. was finalized in January. The business was …

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So you think coal is dead? Hope lives

A review of executives of coal companies in the U.S. by Bloomberg News found that while things might appear gloomy for the industry, those leaders are actually planning for better days ahead. In other words, their industry might not be dying because of the green climate push. At least five of America’s coal producers went  …

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South Dakota House passes Governor’s riot boosting bill, sends it to the Senate

A bill aimed at holding people who riot, especially those protesting oil and gas operations and pipelines has won approval in South Dakota’s State House, but native Americans are angry about it. Gov. Kristi Noem’s “riot boosting bill” was passed this week on a 45-25 vote and sent to the Senate. Rep. Jon Hansen, R-Dell …

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North Dakota approves plan to double oil flow in major pipeline

A plan to nearly double the amount of crude oil flowing through North Dakota’s Dakota Access Pipeline was approved by state regulators this week. But the Standing Rock Sioux tribe indicated it will challenge the decision in court. Energy Transfer’s plan calls for construction of a pump station in Emmons County and work is expected …

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