Other energy headlines

** At the House Democrats’ conference in Philadelphia this week, lawmakers made the case for Biden’s resurgence and for Americans’ shared sacrifice — including paying higher gas prices — to protect democracy.

** Marathon Pipe Line Inc. has shut down a pipeline in Illinois that leaked 165,000 gallons of crude oil into a local canal over the weekend, the company said.

** Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he wants to use federal infrastructure funding to add electric vehicles to transit systems, build EV charging stations and plug abandoned oil and gas wells across the state.

** The municipal utility in Little Rock, Arkansas, moves to pick up Entergy’s customers, distribution properties and facilities within an area that was annexed in 2020.

** In the ongoing court battle between Massachusetts’ attorney general and Exxon about misleading the public about the reality of climate change, the oil giant claims the suit violates its first amendment rights.

** New Mexico regulators begin the final phase of developing and implementing rules that would limit ozone-forming emissions from oil and gas facilities.

** West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday that he will not support the nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin to become the Federal Reserve’s top banking regulator, placing a major obstacle in her path to Senate confirmation.


** The global energy market has been suddenly upended by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but one energy boss, Toby Rice who runs the US largest natural gas producer EQT says the US could step in and help shore up global supplies. He told the BBC the US could easily replace Russian supply.

** In 2021, Russia was the largest natural gas-exporting country in the world, the second-largest crude oil and condensates-exporting country after Saudi Arabia, and the third-largest coal-exporting country behind Indonesia and Australia.