** Bayer AG said on Tuesday it will scrap a nearly $1 billion project to produce the chemical dicamba in the United States, but said the move is unrelated to a federal court decision that blocked sales of weed killers based on the product.
** As expected, PG&E pleads guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with 2018’s deadly Camp Fire.
** A conservative clean energy group launches a landowner rights initiative in Iowa to help counter local opposition to wind and solar projects.
** The Alaska congressional delegation on Tuesday asked federal financial regulators to look into whether the refusal of five major banks to finance Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling violates any federal laws.
** Marathon Petroleum Corporation plans to defer its Speedway gas station spin-off to early 2021, per a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The separation, which was initially scheduled to take place by the end of 2020, is being postponed due to coronavirus-induced weak market scenario.
** Baker Hughes will hold a webcast on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 to discuss the results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2020. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Central Time). A press release announcing the results will be issued at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time (6:00 a.m. Central Time).
** The proposed owner of a closed Philadelphia refinery envisions a multi-billion dollar redevelopment that will take a decade needing 8,000 construction workers and providing 10,000 permanent jobs.
** Environmentalists and consumer advocates sue federal regulators over market rules approved last year that they say will increase customer costs.
** Kentucky’s governor announces the final sale of 418 acres in western Kentucky to build a solar farm.
** A national coal miners’ union asks a court to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect miners from the coronavirus.
** The remediation and sale of a former western Michigan coal plant is complete, and the site will now be used as a marine port terminal.
** A federal appeals court upholds the cancellation of the last remaining federal oil and gas lease in a Montana region sacred to the Blackfeet Nation and critical for wildlife habitat.
** New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Tuesday to develop the first purpose-built wind port to stage, assemble and manufacture offshore wind project-related activities on the East Coast. Construction for the $300 million to $400 million state-run facility is planned in two phases, slated to begin in 2021.
** Holly Energy Partners, L.P. plans to announce results for its quarter ending June 30, 2020 on August 5, 2020, before the opening of trading on the NYSE. The Partnership has scheduled a webcast conference on August 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss financial results.