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5/25/2018

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5/25/2018

The US Gulf of Mexico is seeing a spike in oil and natural gas drilling activity as the Trump administration's regulatory rollbacks help reignite investor interest in the region, says Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle. There were 46 active rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as of May 14, the highest level since May 2016, while the number of deepwater drilling permits issued nearly doubled from a year ago to 35, according to a BSEE report.

5/25/2018

Three offshore wind project and policy announcements in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey will add at least 5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy in the next decade. "With today's landmark decisions, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are ready to pioneer large-scale offshore wind development that will light the way for our industry and nation," said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association.

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CleanTechnica
5/25/2018

Black Mountain Sand is expanding to the Eagle Ford Shale with plans to build a sand mine to serve hydraulic fracturing operations in the region. The mine, expected to be completed by the end of the year, will be located in Atascosa County, Texas, and will have a capacity of 2.2 million metric tons of sand annually.

5/25/2018

Callon Petroleum has agreed to acquire 28,657 net surface acres in the Permian Basin from Cimarex Energy for $570 million in a deal that would expand Callon's Permian foothold to 86,000 net surface acres. The assets produced 6,831 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the first quarter.

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Oil & Gas Journal
5/25/2018

Apache has signed on as a customer for Enterprise Products Partners' 658-mile Shin Oak natural gas liquids pipeline running from Reeves County, Texas, to Mont Belvieu, Texas. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 550,000 barrels per day and is due to enter service in the second quarter of 2019.

5/25/2018

Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could top out at 560,000 barrels per day in 2039 -- double Alaska's current output levels -- even in the most conservative scenario in which the coastal plain holds only 5.7 billion barrels of oil, according to the Energy Information Administration. The US Geological Survey's mean estimate calls for 10.4 billion barrels of technically recoverable crude in ANWR's coastal plain, in which case oil production would peak at 880,000 barrels per day in 2041, the EIA said.

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Argus Media
5/25/2018

Almost half of Xcel Energy's electricity in Texas and New Mexico could come from renewable resources by 2022, according to a plan by Xcel Energy. About 24% of the company's energy resources are renewable, and the company plans to install another 1,240 megawatts of wind generation.

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Xcel Energy, Texas, New Mexico
5/25/2018

The 112.2 megawatt Egersund onshore wind farm in Rogaland, Norway, is complete, and a ribbon cutting was held to mark the occasion. The project includes 33 Senvion 3.4M 114 turbines and is the German company's first project in Norway.

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Norway
5/25/2018

The second phase of road improvements near Radford's Run Wind Farm, located in Macon County, Ill., are underway and should take about eight weeks to finish, according to E.ON officials. The project includes 80 miles of road improvements at a cost of $20 million to E.ON.

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