Chevron closes merger deal with Noble Energy

Chevron Corp. on Monday announced the closing of its acquisition of Noble Energy, Kallanish Energy reports. The closure came after Noble Energy shareholders had approved the $13 billion deal in a Friday vote. “We are pleased to welcome Noble Energy employees and shareholders to Chevron. Noble’s high-quality assets complement Chevron’s advantaged upstream portfolio and the

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Devon, BKV close on Barnett asset sale

Devon Energy has completed on its $830 million sale of its Barnett Shale assets in North Texas to a subsidiary of Banpu Kalnin Ventures, Kallanish Energy reports. The deal marks Devon Energy’s exit from the Barnett Shale. The deal was signed with BKV Barnett LLC. The transaction had been announced last December and was revised last

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Suncor Energy to layoff up to 15% of workforce

Suncor Energy has announced plans to cut its workforce by up to 15% over the next 18 months, after crude oil demand has been reduced by the coronavirus pandemic, Kallanish Energy reports. The company, with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, said 5% of the workers will be cut in six months and another 10% to 15%

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Solar dominates Maine’s renewables procurement

Solar projects dominated Maine’s largest renewables procurement, Kallanish Energy reports. Solar will provide about 482 megawatts of the 546 megawatts of projects approved for long-term energy projects earlier this week by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The commission approved 17 projects including solar, onshore wind, hydro and biomass. They were the first to win approval

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Palladium, Inverdale form new solar JV

Palladium Energy LLC and Inverdale Energy Partners have formed a joint venture to develop 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar and solar storage across the United States, Kallanish Energy reports. That is the initial development portfolio. The JV is known as Palladium Energy Development LLC. The companies did not detail plans for the initial solar development. “This

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Entergy sets net-zero carbon goal by 2050

Entergy Corp. has announced that is accelerating its climate action goals with a plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Kallanish Energy reports. The Louisiana-based utility also reaffirmed its commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers. That new goal is “another major step forward,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman of the board and

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Ohio AG files suit to block nuclear bailout payments

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking to keep the owner of two nuclear power plants in Ohio from getting $1.3 billion in bailout money in what has become the largest bribery scandal in state history, Kallanish Energy reports. Yost on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to keep Energy Harbor

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Nordex tapped for 312MW US wind farm

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a contract to supply turbines to a wind farm located in Texas, U.S., Kallanish Energy reports. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Friday, will see Nordex deliver and install 65 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines in the 4.8 megawatt (MW) operating mode, for a total capacity of 312

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DOE awards $24M to battery, methane detection projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $24 million to two projects to commercialize sodium-ion battery development and methane detection technologies, Kallanish Energy reports. A $19 million grant went to California-based Natron Energy and a $5 million grant was awarded to Montana-based Bridger Photonics. The grants were awarded as part of DOE’s Advanced Research Projects

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BLM taking comments on Permian sand conveyor

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has opened a public comment period for a proposed conveyor system on public lands to move sand for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, Kallanish Energy reports. The Kermit Overland Conveyor Project is being developed by Texas-based OLC Kermit LLC, a subsidiary of

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Chesapeake, FERC in fight over pipeline contracts

Chesapeake Energy wants to terminate a $300 million pipeline contract in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Kallanish Energy reports. That request has been opposed by pipeline giant Texas-based Energy Transfer. Now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is supporting Energy Transfer and is getting involved in the ongoing legal fight, Reuters reported. FERC has argued in

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Construction to start soon on Oklahoma wind project

Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2020 on a new wind farm in north-central Oklahoma, Kallanish Energy has learned. The 288-megawatt Maverick Wind Center will be built by Invenergy LLC, officials told the Enid News and Eagle newspaper. The $402 million facility in Major County is expected to begin service in December 2021.

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CMS Energy buys major stake in Texas wind project

CMS Energy has announced that it has purchased a majority stake in a 525-megawatt wind project in West Texas, Kallanish Energy reports. Aviator Wind in Coke County near Abilene will be operated by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of Michigan-based CMS Energy. It purchased the majority stake from funds managed by Ares Management Corp.’s Infrastructure and

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Antero says production grew by 9% in 2Q

Antero Resources has reported a GAAP net loss of $463 million or $1.73 per share in the second quarter 2020, Kallanish Energy reports. That compares to a net income of $42 million or 14 cents per share in 2Q 2019. The company has not curtailed any prediction due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting low

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Judge orders Dakota Access shut down for environmental review

A federal judge has ordered that the Dakota Access oil pipeline be temporarily shut down by Aug. 5 for an in-depth environmental review of the project, Kallansh Energy reports. That order came from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in what was a major setback for the Trump administration and the controversial pipeline and a major

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