Energy news in brief

** Murphy Oil Corporation will host a conference call and webcast beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to discuss first quarter 2020 earnings. The company plans to release its financial and operating results before the market opens that morning.

** Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.and Plains GP Holdings  announced they will release first-quarter 2020 earnings after market close on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and will hold a joint webcast on the same day at 4:30 p.m. CT.

** County officials in northwestern Indiana are expected to consider a resolution for a proposed 1,400-acre solar project.

** Murray Energy says it needs “substantial cash” to continue its restructuring, and its financing troubles during bankruptcy are a sign that banks are reluctant to make even the safest bets on coal.

** Developers look to repurpose a former Indiana coal mine into a craft distillery.

** Ann Arbor, Michigan, officials are considering dedicated taxes, various fundraising and “green bonds” to help pay for the city’s $1 billion carbon neutrality plan.

** More than 1,600 tons of wind turbine components arrive at an Indiana port as part of the first shipment of the season. 

** PG&E’s bankruptcy judge has tentatively rejected the utility’s plan to pay its criminal fines and penalties out of the $13.5 billion trust set up for fire victims.

** A report to Colorado Springs utilities says a city coal plant would likely have to be closed by 2030 to comply with state clean energy laws.