Energy news in brief

**  All right, it’s not energy but a lot of energy workers drink Coors beer. And in Colorado this week, Molson Coors announced it was closing its Denver headquarters and moving them to Chicago and cutting 500 jobs across its international operations. After the closing, Molson Coors will still have about 2,000 workers in Colorado, most of them at its brewery in Golden.

** The Bureau of Land Management is being sued by environmental groups in California over the government’s plans for oil and gas development covering 720,000 acres in 11 California counties.

** A judge in Alaska is weighing a possible ruling over who will be responsible for the cleanup of an oil refinery leak and contamination of nearby water wells.

** Hundreds of clean energy advocates gathered this week at the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield to show support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The carbon-cutting reform package has stalled at the state government level due to ongoing federal investigations.

** Corn farmers, ethanol producers, refinery representatives, energy traders and state and local officials from the Midwest all blasted away at the Trump administration’s proposed biofuels plan for next year during a public hearing in Michigan on this week hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Farmers complained it didn’t go far enough and the oil and gas industry complained it put too much of a burden on large refineries.

** Murphy Oil Corporation in Eldorado, Arkansas reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, including net income attributable to Murphy of $1.1 billion, or $6.76 per diluted share. Adjusted net income, which excludes discontinued operations and other one-off items, was $57 million, or $0.36 per diluted share.