Southeast Energy News

Coal miners largely left out of Republicans’ re-election pitch

COAL: Appalachian stakeholders wonder what four more years of President Trump would mean for the region’s coal industry as promises to put miners back to work have mostly gone unfulfilled. (Ohio Valley Resource)

ALSO: Speakers at the Republican National Convention last week did not focus on helping the struggling coal industry and its workers. (Washington Post)

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HURRICANE LAURA:
• Hurricane Laura left about 900,000 U.S. homes and businesses without power across the Gulf Coast region. (E&E News, subscription)
• Energy companies continue efforts to restore operations at Gulf Coast offshore platforms and refineries shut down by Hurricane Laura, as the port near Lake Charles recovers from significant damage. (Reuters, The Advocate)

OIL & GAS: 
• The Democratic candidate for governor of West Virginia says he will support state funding for a proposed natural gas power plant. (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
• An oil and gas company is issuing 5 million shares of new stock to raise cash to acquire mineral interests in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. (Oklahoman)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: The future of an offshore oil drilling moratorium off the coast of Florida could hinge on the outcome of the presidential election. (Tampa Bay Times) 

PIPELINES:
• A group of Wheeling, West Virginia, residents file a petition to stop traffic from a pipeline project from passing by their homes, which they say is dangerous. (WTRF)
• A federal judge on Friday refused to halt construction of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas. (Courthouse News Service)

SOLAR:
• Duke University partners with a renewable energy company to build three new solar farms to help it carbon neutral by 2024. (Solar Builder)
• A West Virginia county chamber of commerce comes out in favor of a proposed solar farm in Raleigh County, and the county commission will vote on an agreement with developers this week. (Register-Herald)

WIND: Construction is about to begin on the Maverick Wind Energy Center, a 288 MW wind farm in Oklahoma. (Enid News & Eagle)

NUCLEAR: After years of legal battles, the U.S. Department of Energy will haul away tons of atomic material it shipped to South Carolina for use in a failed nuclear fuel factory. (The State)

POLLUTION: Key air pollution monitors are offline in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura hits the state’s oil and gas hub. (Associated Press)

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