Latest Power News

CoServ Solar Station, the largest co-op solar installation in Texas, has begun final testing of its 2.7-MW solar farm in the rural north of the state.

France-owned EDF Energy says that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project will not begin in 2023 as planned.

Origis Energy will build an additional 52 megawatts of solar energy capacity in Sumrall, selling the electricity produced there to South Mississippi Electric Power Association.

A majority of U.S. nuclear power plants are operating at the highest performance levels in the latest mid-cycle assessments from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

The Henry Hub is the pricing point for natural gas futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation Enforcement issued its decision Tuesday, five days before a court-imposed deadline that state and local lawmakers had urged it to meet to keep the Colowyo mine operating near Craig.

While it continues to search for a new permanent president and CEO, the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board has named Darren Rainkie as interim president and CEO.

Silver Spring Networks, Inc., a developer of software and networking platforms for major utilities, yesterday announced that Michael Bell has been appointed president and CEO of the organization.

The two reactors under construction at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina are now scheduled for completion in 2019 and 2020, according to updated filings with the state Public Service Commission (PSC).

The energy giant, which owns the state's largest electric utility, said in a recent regulatory filing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission that it won't try and recover more than $2 million related to the company's charitable contributions from 2013 and 2014.

Latest Oil & Gas News

Houston independent Noble Energy Inc. reiterated Sept. 3 that it is still in negotiations with the Israeli government regarding the development of Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2009; Dec. 29, 2010).

Another reminder has emerged about the difficulty of regulating climate.

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company, has let a contract to a team led by Fluor Corp. for front-end services related to construction of the company’s proposed petrochemical complex in Belmont County, Ohio.

Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPC), a member of Taiwan’s Formosa Group, is evaluating the possibility of building a $9.4-billion ethane cracking and petrochemical complex along on the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, La., according to the Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

The overall US drilling rig count’s 13-unit drop during the week ended Sept. 4 entirely comprised oil-directed, land-based units, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

Chevron Corp. has reached a settlement agreement whereby H5, a California-based e-discovery and litigation services firm, has withdrawn its support from litigation against Chevron in Ecuador and assigned its 1.25% interest in the $9.5-billion Ecuadorian judgment to Chevron.

Statoil ASA has started production from the low-permeability Smorbukk South Extension of Asgard oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea with what it claims to be the first use of “fishbone” multilateral technology offshore Norway.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported a small oil discovery by Statoil Petroleum AS in the northern North Sea.

The price for light, sweet crude oil for October delivery settled modestly higher on the New York market to remain above $46/bbl on Sept. 3 before the Labor Day holiday in the US.

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has completed construction of the Aegis pipeline segment connecting Beaumont, Tex., with Lake Charles, La.