October 27, 2021 archive

Stage is set for oil and gas industry fight with New Mexico’s Democratic Governor

  New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is apparently ready to turn her 2019 carbon emissions executive order into law in the coming months—and the oil and gas industry warns it’ll crush the state’s economy. The governor wants the state to cut all carbon emissions from every sector by 2050. Republican legislators responded by claiming …

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High marks for OU and OSU’s green power use

  Oklahoma’s two largest universities rank in the top 20 of the EPA’s list of schools for green use power. The EPA’s Top 30 College & University Partners showed the University of Oklahoma ranked 13th highest for its 122,065,000 kWh used annually in providing power for the school. The green power came from wind farms …

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Phillips 66 to buy remaining stake in partnership for $3.4 billion

  Phillips 66 says it’s buying the remaining units of Phillips 66 Partners that it does not already own in a $3.4 billion deal announced Wednesday. The refiner, reported Reuters, intends to simplify its governance and corporate structure. Click here for Reuters.  

The headlines of other energy news stories

** Texas oil exploration and production companies added 2,900 jobs in September, a sign of the industry’s ongoing recovery from its pandemic slump. ** Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Scotland this week to promote the state as a location for clean energy projects at ​​the United Nations Climate Change Conference. ** A U.K.-based holding company announces plans to reopen …

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Odessa, Texas shaken by 2 earthquakes

  Like Oklahoma, the state of Texas has discovered that its saltwater injection wells might be the cause of earthquakes. Two quakes measuring 3.4 and 3.6 magnitude rattled Odessa, Texas Tuesday evening around 5 o’clock. Texas regulators were in the process of asking a handful of oil companies to reduce their saltwater injections into disposal …

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