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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President Underscores Need for New Infrastructure During Permian Visit

The need for new infrastructure and the importance of American energy were the key messages during President Donald Trump’s speech during his visit to  Midland-Odessa, the de facto capital of the Permian Basin. The president was in the world’s largest oilfield to tour an oil rig and speak to constituents about the importance of the

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Texas Court Criticizes Climate “Lawfare” Against Energy Producers

On Thursday, an intermediate appellate court in Texas reluctantly denied a petition filed by ExxonMobil that sought pre-suit discovery of attorney Matt Pawa and the California municipalities bringing public nuisance lawsuits against the company for the alleged damages caused by climate change. Although the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ultimately dismissed the petition,

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Activists Continue to Push Keep It In The Ground Agenda During the Pandemic

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a decisive blow to environmental activists by denying their motion to intervene in the approval process of the Double E Pipeline. The decision comes on the heels of a coordinated campaign to stop the construction of infrastructure across the country, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. FERC first issued

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US solar jobs up 167% since 2010: survey

U.S. solar industry jobs have jumped 167% in the last decade, from just over 93,000 jobs in 2010, to 249,983 jobs in 2019, according to the 10th annual “National Solar Jobs Census,” Kallanish Energy reports. The latest census, produced yearly by the nonprofit The Solar Foundation, found last year’s nearly 250,000-worker total was an increase

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WhiteWater Midstream expanding Agua Blanca system

Joint venture partners WhiteWater Midstream, MPLX LP, along with lead investor in the Agua Blanca pipeline system First Infrastructure Capital, this morning announced a positive final investment decision to expand the Delaware Basin Agua Blanca system. The expansion includes a 42-inch trunkline that more than doubles system capacity to over 3 billion cubic feet per day

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The Carlyle Group exits Corpus oil terminal project

The Carlyle Group, an international private equity/investment firm and the entity behind efforts to build a $1 billion crude oil export terminal at Harbor Island, Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, is pulling out of the project. The Washington, D.C.-based company said in a statement it’s dissolved its relationship with The Berry Group, Kallanish Energy finds.  The

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Texas wind power on track to outpace coal in 2020

Texas is about to go green — by 2020, more electricity will come from wind than coal, according to analytics/consulting firm Rystad Energy. Propelled by the surging shale revolution, Texas now contributes 40% of total U.S. oil production and nearly 25% of marketed natural gas production, Kallanish Energy reports. However, the “Lone Star State” is

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Importance of Natural Gas to Pennsylvania Economy Can’t Be Overstated

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The Pennsylvania economy has been driven forward by natural gas development; a fact that can’t be overstated according to a Wells Fargo Securities report. It is impossible to overstate the positive role of natural gas development on the Pennsylvania economy, according to the Economics Group at Wells Fargo Securities.

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NaturalGasNOW Wants You! For Our Nation, Economy and Environment!

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  NaturalGasNOW wants your help. It takes much effort to do what we do and we want your help to get it done “for our nation, our economy and our environment.” Yes, just like Uncle Sam, we want you! We want you as a guest blogger. We want your comments.

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Texas Wind Power Not So Reliable, As It Turns Out

 ... … … Texas wind energy has been touted as a big success, but several years of growth in the wind energy supply have blown away electricity expense budgets. Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16 percent of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees and

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Cheniere’s Train 2 at Corpus Christi substantially complete

Cheniere Energy has announced that Train 2 at Corpus Christi, Texas, has reached substantial completion, Kallanish Energy reports. That was reached last week at the liquefaction/export facility, the company said on Tuesday. Commissioning is complete and Cheniere’s Epc partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc. has turned Train 2 over to Cheniere. Texas-based Cheniere has

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