September 4, 2019 archive

BP fined over Iowa diesel fuel spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP North America to pay a fine of more than $71,000 for a diesel spill last year in northeast Iowa. The EPA on Tuesday announced the fine for violations of the Clean Water Act. BP owns a 2.5 million gallon fuel storage tank at Peosta that leaked about …

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Renewable energy gains made in Kansas

  A new solar farm in Baldwin City, Kansas highlights the growth made by Kansas in the past decade when it comes to renewable power generation.  The solar panel field was unveiled Tuesday. A report in the Topeka Capital Journal indicated the state is prepared to make larger gains in the renewable energy field. Researchers, …

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Firms join forces to move more oil out of Colorado’s DJ Basin

Two Houston pipeline operators have made an agreement to extend their operations in Colorado’s DJ Basin in a deal that will mean more oil flowing to Oklahoma’s Cushing Hub. Black Diamond Gathering, a joint venture between Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream recently reached agreement to expand their oilfield footprint to 243,000 acres according to …

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Texas Panhandle wind farm is sold

  A Texas Panhandle wind farm has a new owner. Tri Global Energy LLC, considered to be a leading wind developer in Texas and managers of the Changing Winds Renewable Energy Project LLC sold the wind farm to Invenergy, the world’s leading privately held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. The Changing Winds project …

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$900 million notes offered by Phillips 66 Partners

Phillips 66 Partners LP announced Wednesday it is offering $900 million in unsecured senior notes with intentions to use the proceeds to repay indebtedness. The offering includes $300 million of 2.450% unsecured senior notes due 2024 and $600 million of 3.150% unsecured senior notes due 2029. The 2024 notes were offered at a price to …

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New pipelines are moving oil out of the Permian Basin

  San Antonio-based NuStar Energy L.P. has completed and is moving crude oil on three key pipeline projects out of the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi for export. The lines are also carrying refined products into Northern Mexico. After finishing the partnership’s existing 16″ pipeline in South Texas, NuStar finished the second stage of its …

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Water alliance created by Oklahoma Gov. Stitt

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed an agreement creating a strategic alliance for improved water services in the state. It is an alliance between the State Secretary of Energy and Environment, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. The governor stated that the agreement will …

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Permits to drill for September 3, 2019

Permits to drill issued on September 3, 2019. permits: none were processed today

Nebraska to get another wind farm

The latest wind farm to be built in Nebraska will be constructed by Orsted’s U.S. onshore company Lincoln Clean Energy. The firm issued the Final Notice to Proceed on its Plum Creek wind farm in Wayne County located in the northeast part of the state. The investment decision was made by Orsted’s Board of Directors …

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Concho announces $925 million divestiture in New Mexico shelf

Concho Resources, headquartered in Midland, Texas announced it is selling its New Mexico Shelf assets in a $925 million deal with an affiliate of Spur Energy Partners LLC. The divestiture includes approximately 100,000 gross acres. Current production from the Company’s Shelf assets is approximately 25 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. Following the sale, …

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