Energy briefs

** North Dakota officials are investigating a pipeline break that caused an oil and produced water spill. 

** A rail operator will burn off liquefied petroleum from train cars that derailed in a Chicago suburb late last week.

** Texarkana Regional Airport’s new $49 million terminal has officially opened, with local leaders hoping it will foster new development in the area, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

** An energy company tells Texas regulators it plans to restart a 779 MW coal-fired unit that’s been down since March for maintenance.

** The California Legislature came to an agreement Sunday on the terms of a $10 billion climate resilience bond that it expects to appear on the November 2024 ballot.


** Italian energy group Eni SpA is looking to raise more than €4 billion ($4.3 billion) from disposals in its global upstream business, people familiar with the matter said.

** Germany achieved a new record for renewable energy generation, covering some 58% of its electricity consumption in the first half of 2024 with wind, solar, biomass and hydropower reported DPA. This is the result of projections by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), which were made available to dpa on Monday.

** Shell has halted construction work at one of Europe’s largest biofuel plants, dealing a blow to airlines’ hopes of offering passengers low-carbon flights. The Telegraph reported the decision to pause activity at the site in Rotterdam, which was designed to convert waste into jet fuel, was announced by the oil and gas giant on Tuesday.