Energy news in brief

** The city of Carmel, Indiana, is set to become the first in the U.S. to convert its fleet vehicles to run on hydrogen fuel technology.

** More than 100 members of Congress call on leadership to include language in the next round of stimulus funding prohibiting utilities from disconnecting customers during and immediately after the pandemic.

** A federal judge “reluctantly” rejects an environmental group’s effort to require inspections of thousands of miles of pipelines on public lands.

** The construction of electric vehicle charging stations is slowing down in California because of the coronavirus pandemic.

** Oily water continues to seep into Port Valdez, Alaska as a result of an oil leak from a marine terminal near the city last weekend.

** Wyoming’s plans for a network of carbon dioxide pipelines across the state could avoid greater sage grouse habitat.

** Carlsbad, New Mexico’s city council approves more than $2 million in additional funding requests from a state agency for remediation of a brine well site that is in danger of collapse.

** ConocoPhillips announces it will cut another $200 million from its Alaska work program this year due to decreased demand and market volatility as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

** Cactus, Inc. in Houston announced that it will issue its first quarter 2020 earnings release after market close on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The Company will host a conference call to discuss financial and operational results on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time).