Energy news in brief

** Oklahoma City’s Continental Resources, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share on the Company’s outstanding common stock, payable on February 21, 2020 to stockholders of record on February 7, 2020.

** Tulsa-based ONEOK, Inc.  will participate in investor meetings at the U.S. Capital Advisors Midstream Corporate Access Day on Jan. 28, 2020, in Houston, Texas. Materials used at the conference will be accessible on ONEOK’s website,, beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (7 a.m. Central Standard Time) on Jan. 28, 2020.

** Some residents raise concerns over the potential impacts on bald eagles from wind development in northern Ohio.

** A central Iowa plant that produces bodies for electric buses is closing as the company consolidates operations in Rhode Island.

** A North Dakota landowners’ group opposes an oil company’s attempt to intervene in a dispute over a new state law involving oil and gas extraction.

** Some Oregon solar customers are being told they can’t connect to the grid without expensive upgrades because utility-scale projects have used all available capacity.

** A new policy from the world’s largest asset manager may initially have a limited impact on global coal production, but it marks a significant milestone in the finance sector’s move away from fossil fuels. Not only is BlackRock Inc. Chairman and CEO Larry Fink moving his company away from fossil fuels, he is also calling on other corporate leaders to take a harder line on climate change.

** Noble Energy, Inc.  announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per common share payable on Feb. 24, 2020, to the shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 10, 2020.