September 9, 2019 archive

100-degree weather results in record electricity use in the Texas Panhandle

  When temperatures soared to at least 109 degrees in late August in the Texas Panhandle area, it resulted in a record use in electricity. Residents turned to their air conditioners to keep cool under the scorching sun on August 26 and Xcel Energy reported an all-time record use. Total demand around 5 p.m. on …

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International oil rig count slips from July

Baker Hughes, a GE company announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for August 2019 was 1,138, down 24 from the 1,162 counted in July 2019, and up 130 from the 1,008 counted in August 2018. The international offshore rig count for August 2019 was 244, down 11 from the 255 counted in July …

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