Headlines of energy stories

** The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to revive charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder (R) in connection with the Flint water crisis, putting what prosecutors described as the “final nail in the coffin” of their efforts.

** The Biden administration has approved what is expected to be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm yet, it announced Tuesday.

** The Biden administration confirmed Tuesday that President Biden will name senior Interior Department official Laura Daniel-Davis as acting Deputy Interior Secretary.

** The Biden administration will be investing about $10 million this year in rehabilitating former coal communities in Colorado, Secretary of the Interior Deb Halaand announced on Tuesday.

** West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin was critical of the Biden administration’s naming of Laura Daniel-Davis as Acting Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He called it another example of the administration disregarding Congress.

** Fossil fuel companies must face up to their responsibilities to cut the CO2 emissions fuelling climate change, the U.S. Climate Envoy  said on Tuesday, as countries prepared to debate the future of fossil fuels at this year’s U.N. COP28 climate summit.

** Energy pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners will expand its natural gas liquids (NGLs) operations, adding a pipeline from Texas’ Permian Basin, new plants to process natural gas, and converting an oil pipeline in Texas to NGLs, officials said on Tuesday.

** Orsted, the company that Democrats up and down the Eastern Seaboard have been counting on to build offshore wind farms, is pulling the plug on two of its largest projects, a setback for President ’s clean energy goal. The Danish energy company said Tuesday night that it was killing plans to build a pair of wind farms in New Jersey.



** Ukraine’s largest oil products producer, the shuttered Kremenchuk oil refinery, was targeted in a Russian kamikaze drone attack on Poltava Oblast overnight, the newly appointed regional state administration head, Philip Pronin, reported on Telegram on Nov. 1.

** The leader of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Monday vowed to stop collecting the federal carbon tax on homes heated with natural gas from 2024 if Ottawa does not expand an exemption announced last week for the Atlantic provinces.

** Saudi Arabia’s economy suffered its biggest contraction since 2020 during the third quarter, after the kingdom cut oil production to push up prices.

** Russia is counting on a planned new pipeline to China as it seeks to make up for lost gas sales in Europe, but industry insiders see major risks around the project and question whether it will justify the huge costs.